A Trumbull County woman has been sentenced after stealing nearly $60,000 from her deaf parents.

Court records show 30-year-old Jessica DeMarco has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and community control.

Trumbull County Assistant Prosecutor Gabe Wildman said DeMarco was involved in a serious car crash, which resulted in some injuries. 

DeMarco then began to send her parents letters, claiming to be from attorney's offices, legal services, and even judges stating that their daughter would be receiving large sums of money as settlements for the crash. 

Wildman says the letters then suggested that DeMarco's parents should loan her large sums of money. 

The prosecutor's office said the victims reached the point where they were in legal trouble because of their finances, which is when they reached out to investigators. 

Prosecutor Wildman says investigators discovered that over the course of eight months, DeMarco had stolen nearly $60,000. However, he says that her parents have repeatedly asked the judge to keep her out of prison. 

In January, DeMarco pleaded guilty to theft from a person in a protected class.

This case is one that prosecutors have called an "elaborate ruse".

DeMarco will serve 60 days in jail and will serve community control afterward.