- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado woman has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for collecting more than $224,000 in Social Security payments meant for her late mother-in-law.

Camille Taylor never told authorities that her mother-in-law died in June 1981.

The Denver Post reported Tuesday (https://dpo.st/2b0AnKc) that Taylor collected the monthly benefits until the government realized her mother-in-law was dead in 2014.

U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello sentenced the 69-year-old Taylor on Tuesday. Arguello also sentenced Taylor to six months’ home detention after her release from prison and ordered her to pay $224,339 in restitution.

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