Saturday 27 December 2014

'Bling Ring' stole from celebrities

Published 01/02/2013 | 18:16

Paris Hilton's home was targeted by the "Bling Ring"

A woman who pleaded no contest to receiving a jacket stolen from Paris Hilton has been sentenced to three years of supervised probation.

Courtney Leigh Ames is one of a group of young people dubbed the "Bling Ring" for targeting the homes of celebrities such as Paris, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom and others.

Superior Court Judge Larry Fidler sentenced Ames in Los Angeles. She is also required to perform 60 days of community service.

Only the person accused of being the mastermind of the group, Nicholas Prugo, is still awaiting sentencing.

Ames pleaded no contest to receiving Paris's jacket in December and felony burglary and other charges were dropped.

Paris is not seeking restitution.

Authorities say the group stole more than three million dollars (£1.9 million) in jewellery, clothing and other items.

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