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

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


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