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Convicted bigamist sentenced on computer fraud charge

Shirley Smith-Smart, a 71-year-old Gloucester resident who is serving a one-year jail sentence for a January bigamy conviction in Isle of Wight, was handed another one-year sentence in Gloucester Circuit Court on Tuesday.

The sentence handed down Tuesday by retired Judge Joseph E. Spruill was for computer fraud through which Smith-Smart gained over $11,000 from her estranged husband, Kenneth Smart of Gloucester, in July of last year. Smith-Smart pleaded guilty to the charge in June. Spruill ordered the sentence to run consecutively with her current jail term.

Smith-Smart was sentenced to five years with four years suspended and was ordered to pay $11,562 in restitution to EVB bank, which had reimbursed Smart after Smith-Smart accessed his individual account online without his authorization.

"The impact on me, on my life, has been devastating," Smart told Spruill during his testimony Tuesday. Smart, 68, said he married Smith-Smart in 2007, after the death of his wife o...

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