Greenwich man sentenced for Sept. 11 fraud
(AP) - A former Greenwich man has been sentencedto eight months in prison for fraud stemming from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Prosecutors say Scott Shields had credited himself and hisgolden retriever Bear with recovering bodies at the World TradeCenter.
According to court records, Shields was sentenced forfraudulently obtaining thousands of dollars in government relieffunds.
Shields pleaded guilty earlier this year to illegally obtaininggovernment money from two agencies, including the Federal EmergencyManagement Agency and American Red Cross.
Shields has been ordered to pay back more than $49,000 to thefederal government after he is released from prison.
His sister, Patricia Shields has also been sentenced to eightmonths in prison for her role in the scheme.