In June, New Jersey detectives asked Karen Sosa to give them an interview. They hoped the secretary could offer a clue about how more than a half million dollars disappeared from a Bloomfield car dealership between 2007 and 2008. When she didn't show, that was a clue. When she vanished from her home and her job, it began to appear that money had paid for her ticket out of town.
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But for Jersey residents aiming to put off a prison sentence, Florida is the perfect place to escape and start a new life. But Sosa's vacation didn't last. This month, federal marshals tracked her to an apartment in Pembroke Pines, and now she faces 15 to 20 years on money-laundering and theft charges.