Quantcast

Tuesday, September 30, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 2 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Woman sentenced to 21 months for collecting dead dad's benefits

By Associated Press

POSTED:
LAST UPDATED: 08:20 a.m. HST, Feb 14, 2014



A California woman was sentenced to 21 months in prison for receiving disability payments from Hawaii for her father, even though he died in 1990.

Lynsie Williams, of Redlands, Calif., was 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Larry Butrick says she'll need to pay that back to the state and must also perform 300 hours of community service.






 Print   Email   Comment | View 2 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(2)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions


IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News
Blogs
Career Changers
Tetris Movie in Works?

Political Radar
Spoilers

Volley Shots
Tuesday check-in

Political Radar
Taxing

Warrior Beat
Quick turnaround

Political Radar
`Side-by-side’

Political Radar
Fore!