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Florida man sentenced for collecting dead mom's social security for 23 years

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Posted at 8:07 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 08:07:01-04

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to three years and five months in federal prison for collecting his mother’s Social Security payments for 23 years after her death.

Court documents say a federal judge in Tampa sentenced 71-year-old Glenn Hoyt Harrison earlier this week.

The Hudson man pleaded guilty last August to theft of government funds. Harrison’s mother was receiving Social Security Retirement Insurance Benefits when she died in November 1994.

Her death was never reported to the Social Security Administration, and Harrison continued to access the funds, totaling $363,344.10, until December 2017. As part of his sentence, Harrison must repay the stolen money.