Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - Lisa Marie Burden, former owner of USA Baby in Louisville, entered a guilty plea on April 22. The guilty plea applied to five counts of theft by deception.
Burden, 44, was sentenced to two years in prison, which will be diverted for three years. She was also ordered to repay a total of $6,300 to the victims.
While operating USA Baby, Burden took payments from customers on baby furniture she was ordering for them through her business. She then shut the business down and refused to refund the money.
Burden advised customers who paid by credit card to file for a refund through their banks; however, five customers who paid by check or debit card were unable to obtain a refund.