An appearance on the Dr. Phil television show has cost a South Dakota woman her freedom.
38-year-old Mandi Jackson was on probation for forging checks from a Rapid City cosmetology school and defrauding an insurance company when she went to California to film two segments of the show. Pennington County prosecutor Tracey Decker said Jackson violated a court order by leaving the jurisdiction.
Judge Robert Mandel told Jackson her conduct was "absolutely intolerable" and sentenced her to a year in prison.
Jackson said she appeared on the show to try to save her family, after her 17-year-old daughter claimed her stepfather had molested her. During the shows that aired April 30 and May 1, psychologist Phil McGraw's questioning revealed the claim was not true.
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