- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Hamden woman has been sentenced to six years in prison for stealing Social Security checks that were sent to her deceased mother for nearly 30 years.

Sixty-six-year-old Sandra Kimbo was sentenced Monday in Hartford federal court.

Kimbro’s mother died in 1984. Kimbro was accused of collecting more than $160,000 in Social Security benefits that were deposited in an account she shared with her mother between April 1984 and February 2014. Federal prosecutors say that as she withdrew money she would describe to bank employees how she was providing care for her mother.

Kimbro pleaded guilty to one count of theft of public funds in November.

In addition to her prison term she was sentenced to six months of home confinement. She was ordered to pay full restitution.

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