Woman pleads guilty to faking robberies to obtain visas

An adult film actress has pleaded guilty to trying to hire a hit man for $5,000 to kill the father of one her children (MGN).

MINNEAPOLIS, M.N. (AP) - An Eden Prairie woman has pleaded guilty to charging immigrants money to fake armed robberies against them in a ploy to obtain temporary visas granted for crime victims.

Yuridia Hernandez Linares, 36, pleaded guilty Monday in Hennepin County District Court to one count of theft by swindle for the 2019 incidents.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says such visas are "set aside for victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement."

Authorities found that Hernandez Linares cut her victims with a box cutter.

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