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11:02 PM on 06/20/2013
30 days? That's it? Hopefully they aren't trying to show others that this is unacceptable.
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April1956
Sting like a butterfly..Punch like a flea...
06:38 PM on 06/20/2013
Fraud of over $141K .........Punishment 30 days? Something about that just doesn't seem right.
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Susan Shaffer
watching you...
02:37 AM on 06/22/2013
if they put her jail it will cost way more.
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WeeTadBit
06:36 PM on 06/20/2013
What a sad, tortured, and undoubtedly anxious existence this woman has lived. How tragic to have to resort to something so spectacular as burying your mother, when you see no way out.

This woman obviously wasn't of sound mind or socially well connected, is of no danger to the public, and has lived with extraordinary burden, so I'd dare to ask how jail time will rehabilitate.

Payment of the funds she obtained illegally are fair game, but I doubt the taxpayers will ever recoup much.

Tragic for both the living daughter, and if it's possible, the spirit of a restless mother.
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lcr999
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10:06 AM on 06/21/2013
She STOLE $150,000 !! People go to jail for years for stealing $500.

THere is nothing tragic about this. Only criminal.
04:19 PM on 06/21/2013
Tragic?
She couldn't have found ANY way in 14 years to support herself?
Maybe instead of putting so much effort into burying her mother in the backyard she could have used it towards getting this thing called a job....
You know, that thing that MOST low life people have, that thing that helps us pay taxes, tax dollars that this lady STOLE.
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WeeTadBit
05:27 PM on 06/21/2013
You're absolutely right, but my point was the fact that this woman could not have been of sound mind.  Good god, how many times have you heard of a situation like this?  If it was due to a psychological illness, I'd hope for compassion.
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WeeTadBit
09:56 PM on 06/21/2013
So sad that you will judge what obviously is a very ill women, likely disconnected from reality and society.  
Sit in judgement darling, but if you're ever sick enough to bury a relative in your backyard out of desperation, what would you expect the compassionate response to be?
Illness is the key word, along with dysfunction, and God only knows what else.  
My questions are rhetorical.  I don't give a rat's how you answer.
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snickers531
05:36 PM on 06/20/2013
Its sad but sometimes we have to think of ourselves and how unfair life can be but sometimes we just cant quit are jobs to take care of family. And this is very unfortunate....
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2xx2
Likes common sense and being a silly goose
05:16 PM on 06/20/2013
So couldn't everyone charged with doing what she did just cite this case and only get 30 days.
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Add In Canadia
Egotism is a weakness
05:10 PM on 06/20/2013
I'm sure an unemployed senior citizen will have no problems playing back that money.
10:36 AM on 06/21/2013
Wondering if they're just going to garnish her own SS checks to recover the money.
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04:40 PM on 06/20/2013
Oh nooo!
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Wildaboutcanadageese
04:36 PM on 06/20/2013
This is sad and it's disgusting they are going to make her pay that back; she had to quit her own job to take care of her mother. Obviously she would have been better off back when to knock off her mother and just keep working.
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Chelsea Wood
02:50 PM on 06/20/2013
she eventually wanted to report the death, but didn't know how to go about it - all in the meanwhile still cashing those checks.

she deserves more than the punishment she is receiving.
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Whistlejackett
Hey stop doing that
06:00 PM on 06/20/2013
One day, your day will come.
02:35 PM on 06/20/2013
I wonder how much of this sort of crime goes on.
08:30 PM on 06/20/2013
I've wondered the same thing, Tiger.
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12:12 AM on 06/21/2013
100% of it. ;)
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Jerry Gilman
Work hard, play hard, love alot
01:54 PM on 06/20/2013
The 66-year-old woman also was must repay more than $141,000 in Social Security benefits.
And how is she to do that.. Yep its real hard to find work lady… what a dead beat.
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lcr999
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01:36 PM on 06/20/2013
30 days for theft of $150,000 !! DUH.
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bucklaw
Solution talk creates solutions.
06:13 PM on 06/20/2013
Now living in Ohio, Patricia Hodges of Marietta was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Columbus to 30 days in prison, plus six months of home confinement as part of a three-year period of court supervision once she gets out of prison.
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duzntmatr
has coffee in it
01:18 PM on 06/20/2013
Now that she will collect SS disability herself; she will use it to pay back what she stole. Perfect. Works well.
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12:15 AM on 06/21/2013
she may just be a bit hungrier than the others.
if she smokes she may not eat at all.
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eatnails
Punk and belligerent.
12:47 PM on 06/20/2013
Ohio - The New Florida.
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candlesmp
life is as good as you make it
12:40 PM on 06/20/2013
Wow - she did everything wrong. Instead of looking for support and resources once her mother died - she resorted to this? It's because of people like her that make the rest of the tax payers want to throw the book at them and cry for changes to the system.