VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Bethany Storro, whose account of being attacked by an acid-wielding woman captivated the nation before the crime revealed as a hoax, will enter a diversion program and pay restitution to the city after she was sentenced Friday for lying to authorities.
Three theft counts, for $28,000 collected from fundraisers set up on her behalf, were dropped.
Prosecutors and Storro's defense attorney made a plea agreement on a charge she made a false statement to public servants.
Storro made an apology in court, to the community at large and to the AfricanAmerican community for telling police she was attacked by a black woman.
A judge sentenced her to a mental health treatment program, to serve one month of community service and pay restitution of nearly $4,000 for police time spent on the case.