Ariel Winter's Mom Allegedly Breaks Court Order

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 26: Ariel Winter attends The Grammy Awards Red Light Management After Party at Sky Bar, Mondrian Hotel on January 26, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage) | Earl Gibson III via Getty Images

"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter's mother got caught with her hand in the cookie jar ... allegedly breaking a court order by handling thousands of dollars worth of paychecks intended for her daughter.

Ariel's father Glenn Workman filed court docs claiming Chrystal Workman cashed one of Ariel's residual checks for $4,266.79 -- but here's the thing ... he's NOT accusing her of stealing the money.

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