Los Angeles Woman Linette Young Jailed For Placing More Than 400 False 911 Calls

| by Emily Smith

Los Angeles woman Linette Young was convicted of making false emergency reports Monday, after making 400 non-emergency 911 calls during the past two years.

Young had called since January 2011, averaging six calls a day. The calls included 220 requests for paramedic assistance between January and September 2013.

At one point, Young sought medical aid at a West Siauson Avenue fire station, though firefighters and paramedics determined that she had no medical issues. During one call, Young complained about a medical issue before canceling request for paramedic service.

Young was convicted on 12 counts of annoying or harassing 911 call takers and 13 counts of reporting a false emergency. She was sentenced to three years probation, 180 days in jail and mandatory psychological counseling.

The 43-year-old was also ordered to have no contact with the Los Angeles Fire Department and to stop using the 911 service for non-emergencies.

"This conviction is part of our work to ensure that the public's lifeline is not abused," Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said.

A restitution hearing is scheduled in February to determine the costs to the city that Young incurred.

Sources: LA Times, NBC News