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Lawrence woman guilty of selling stolen goods on eBay

KANSAS CITY, Kan. —A federal jury found a Lawrence woman guilty of selling stolen goods on eBay, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Carrie Marie Neighbors, 49, was convicted on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering; 12 counts of wire fraud, and three counts of money laundering.

Prosecutors said that Neighbors operated a business called Yellow House Quality Appliances at 1904 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence. The business bought and sold items such as power tools, clothing, appliances and electronics, selling many of them on eBay.

From January 2004 through July 2006, prosecutors say, Neighbors took part in a conspiracy to purchase stolen items and sell them on eBay. Many of the items purchased were new and still in the box.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 3, 2011.

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