Crazy con: Mary Evano, 49, was sentenced to four years on jail for her glass-eating fraud against restaurants
A woman has been jailed for four years after admitting she sprinkled shards of glass in her restaurant meals and ate them as part of a lucrative insurance swindle.
Mary Evano, 49, claimed $200,000 in compensation after filing the bogus insurance claims.
She also incurred more than $100,000 in medical bills after carrying out the dangerous stunts.
After confessing to the deceptions, she was jailed in Boston and ordered to pay more than $340,000 in restitution.
The offences were also said to have happened between 1997 and 2005, but Mrs Evano remained a fugitive before U.S. Marshalls arrested her earlier this year.
Her roofer husband, Ronald, 52, was jailed for five years on similar charges three years ago.
They were accused of defrauding restaurants, hotels, grocery stores and insurers as well as doctors and hospitals.
Prosecutors said the Evanos deliberately ate the glass in some cases, and at other times they just claimed they found it in the food.
They targetted establishments in Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC.
The couple claimed they were harassed by police who drove by their home at night, shined flashlights in their windows and told them to move out of the Massachusetts town where they were living.