Susan Finkelstein, the West Philadelphia woman snared last fall for trying to trade sex for World Series tickets, was sentenced this morning in Bucks County Court to one year of probation.
Finkelstein, 44, was convicted in March of attempted prostitution, a third-degree misdemeanor. She had placed a racy online ad seeking tickets to the Phillies - Yankees games in October, calling her terms "negotiable" and herself "the creative type."
The ad caught the attention of Bensalem police, who answered it and set up an undercover sting, where they said Finkelstein offered sex acts for tickets.
Judge Albert Cepparulo called Finkelstein's crime "incredibly stupid," saying that her ad - and her willingness to meet alone with undercover police - could easily have left her vulnerable to a predator.
In addition to the probation, Cepparulo ordered Finkelstein to perform 100 hours of community service.
He suggested that she might speak to groups of women about the dangers of the Internet.