INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A woman who faked the birth of sextuplets to tap the generosity of neighbors was sentenced Monday to four years in prison for violating her probation.

Sarah Everson, 47, and her husband, Kris, 35, were living in the Kansas City suburb of Grain Valley in March 2006 when they made up the story.

Within days of the story appearing on the front of a newspaper, the couple acknowledged to reporters and police that it was a lie, saying they needed cash.

They were sentenced in August 2006 to four years of probation after each pleaded guilty to felony stealing by deceit. They were required to pay restitution of $3,661 and perform community service.

But warrants were issued after they failed to pay restitution and missed several probation violation hearings.