COUPLE EAT GLASS PARTICLES, FILE INSURANCE CLAIMS

BOSTON – A Massachusetts woman admits that she and her husband intentionally ate glass particles, then submitted false insurance claims.

Mary Evano pleaded guilty Tuesday to a 23-count indictment charging her with fraud, conspiracy and other offenses.

The indictment alleged that between 1997 and 2005, the couple collected more than $200,000 in compensation after filing insurance claims that they had been injured by restaurants, hotels and grocery stores that had served them food containing glass particles.

Evano’s husband, Ronald Evano, pleaded guilty in 2007 and was sentenced to more than five years in prison.

Mary Evano is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 21.

Prosecutors say the couple incurred more than $100,000 in medical bills, which remain unpaid.