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Former diner owner sentenced for scamming $260,000 from elderly woman

Published On: Jan 10 2014 11:24:02 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 10 2014 11:24:27 AM EST

3 sentenced for scamming woman


A former owner of a Lehigh County diner and two others accused of scamming a 90-year-old woman out of thousands of dollars have learned their fate.

Chris Dimou -- who owned the former Emmaus Diner -- was sentenced Thursday to 12 to 23 months in prison.

Investigators say Dimou worked with Penny Veronikis and Barbara Paxos to steal $260,000 from Queen Hersh.


The judge sentenced Veronikis to two to 27 years.

Paxos received two years' probation.

The three were also ordered to pay restitution.