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Woman to be sentenced for collecting dead dad's benefits

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 09:00 a.m. HST, Feb 13, 2014

A California woman is facing sentencing for receiving disability payments from Hawaii for her father, even though he died in 1990.

Lynsie Williams, of Redlands, Calif., is expected to be sentenced Thursday in federal court in Honolulu.

Court documents say her father Edwin Callison qualified for Hawaii disability benefits when he was injured in 1976 at his job at the Kauai Humane Society.

He died in California in 1990 but Williams continued collecting his benefits.

According to a plea agreement, Williams deposited nearly $400,000 in a joint account and forged documents when Hawaii officials wanted to verify her father was still alive.

Williams faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and restitution to the state of Hawaii.

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busterb wrote:
Why waste prison space on the loser. Pen her up at the Kauai Humane Society.
on February 13,2014 | 08:20AM
MANDA wrote:
Thanks, SA, for running a most disgusting nail fungus ad next to this article. So much for reading at my desk at lunch.
on February 13,2014 | 10:48AM
Hitaxpayer wrote:
Thank You
on February 13,2014 | 11:15AM
cojef wrote:
Ugh! such an indelicate photo, I may add. Not an uncommon crime that starts out innocently, but becomes a crime of opportunity, since there is no mechanism for the payees of benefits to be able learn when an individual is no longer eligible.
on February 13,2014 | 11:36AM
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