New Kensington woman accused of pirating TV shows, movies

November 15, 2018

An Alle-Kiski Valley woman is accused by U.S. District Court at Pittsburgh of pirating some TV series and movies.

U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said Friday that Sherry Collingwood, 60, of New Kensington, was charged with copyright infringement.

The government claims she made copies of shows and movies and sold them. The authorized copies are worth $2,500. It’s unclear how much money she allegedly made.

The pirated TV shows included “Blue Bloods,” “Vikings,” “Dexter,” “True Blood,” “Breaking Bad,” and “Californication.”

Collingwood was not arrested. She was sent a summons to appear in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh on Nov. 13.

She remains free in lieu of a $25,000 nonsecured bond, according to court records.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary McKeen Houghton is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Department of Homeland Security conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

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