Man Sentenced For Social Security Fraud

1 decade 1 year 7 months ago Wednesday, February 28 2007 Feb 28, 2007 Wednesday, February 28, 2007 12:07:31 PM CST February 28, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A northeast Missouri man is sentenced to five months in prison and five months of home confinement for burning his father's body to hide his death, allowing the family to continue to cash the dead man's Social Security disability checks for nine more years. Thirty-six-year-old Kris McWilliams was sentenced yesterday in federal court in St. Louis. He was also ordered to pay 133-thousand dollars in restitution. His mother and sister have pleaded guilty to the same theft of government funds charges. They will be sentenced March 22nd. Larry McWilliams died of natural causes in January of 1997 at the family home in Lewis County. U-S Attorney Catherine Hanaway says the family then moved McWilliams' body behind the home and burned it to hide any evidence that he had died.

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