Two South Carolina residents will each spend up to 10 years in prison for scamming West Virginia’s workers’ compensation system for more than 15 years.
Prosecutors said 60-year-old Harriett Miller and 42-year-old Kevin R. Sexton, both of Georgetown, S.C., stole checks that the state sent to Hazel Allen after Allen died in 1987. Miller and Sexton were married at the time.
Allen was awarded lifetime benefits after her husband, a coal miner, was killed in a mine accident in West Virginia in 1941. Allen later moved to South Carolina and lived in the same building as Miller.
Miller and Sexton each had pleaded guilty in September to fraudulent schemes.
Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge James Stucky sentenced both Sexton and Miller to one to 10 years in prison. They also must pay $210,077 in restitution.
Information from: Charleston Daily Mail,
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