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Published August 22, 2010, 12:17 AM

Woman to plead guilty to fraud

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo woman says she will plead guilty in a credit card conspiracy case.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo woman says she will plead guilty in a credit card conspiracy case.

Kelima Smailagic (kah-LEE'-mah smah-LAH'-jik) is charged in federal court with 13 counts, including conspiracy to commit bank fraud, identity theft and mail theft. A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled Monday.

Authorities say the conspiracy involved about $45,000.

The fraud charge carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison,

and a $1 million dollar fine, but prosecutors will recommend she spend 8 months in jail and pay restitution.

Prosecutors say a co-defendant in the case is out of the United States.

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