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PHOENIX - A Phoenix woman who pleaded guilty to her involvement in a fake coupon ring has been sentenced to two years in prison and may have to pay up to $5 million in restitution.
Maricopa County prosecutors say 41-year-old Robin Ramirez also was sentenced Thursday to seven years of probation.
She was credited with 287 days already served behind bars and a judge says the restitution amount will be determined later.
Ramirez pleaded guilty to counterfeiting in March.
She and two other women were arrested last July after an eight-week investigation by Phoenix police.
Police say they seized more than $25 million worth of fake coupons and $2 million in other assets from the women's Phoenix-area homes.
One of the suspects allegedly bought counterfeit manufacturer coupons overseas and sold them online.for Alexander before her arrest in July 2008.
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