Dec 23, 2013 4:47 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

LA woman sentenced for making phony 911 calls

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles woman accused of making hundreds of phony and harassing 911 calls has been sentenced to jail.

The city attorney's office says 43-year-old Linette Young was given a 180-day sentence on Friday and ordered to have psychological counseling. She's also barred from contacting the Fire Department and from calling 911 except in a real emergency.

Prosecutors said Young placed more than 400 calls to 911 since January of 2011 - sometimes six per day. Authorities say between January and September, she made 220 calls requesting paramedic assistance, and also went to a fire station to ask for aid.

Each time, she was found to have no medical problems.

She remains jailed Monday and a call to her public defender, Rachel Rossi, wasn't immediately returned.

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