CRIME

Eugene Weatherford collected $340,000+ in benefits for deceased mother

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A 60-year-old D.C. man was sentenced last week to 14 months in prison after he was convicted of collecting $340,000 in government Social Security and OPM annuity meant for his deceased mother.

Prosecutors say that for more than 13 years, Eugene Weatherford continued to collect retirement benefits for his mother, who died in February of 1999. The checks totaled more than $255,000 in Social Security benefits and more than $91,000 in OPM annuity.

Weatherford will be forced to pay back all of the money he stole.

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