• August 30, 2015

Woman gets probation in welfare fraud - Odessa American: News

e-Edition Subscribe

Woman gets probation in welfare fraud

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, November 5, 2010 12:00 am

MIDLAND A federal judge sentenced a Midland woman to five years of probation Thursday after she pleaded guilty in August to continuing to take her mother’s Social Security benefits for almost five years after her mother’s death.

Jnita G. Howard was accused of receiving $52,692 in her mother’s survivor widow’s benefits payments between April 15, 2005, and June 30, 2009, although she disputed the total amount taken. U.S. District Judge Rob A. Junell also sentenced Howard to pay a restitution of $36,906.52 for the crime.

Howard could have been sentenced to up to 10 years in federal prison and fined $250,000.

  • ALL-ACCESS: Subscribe to our e-edition and premium website at myoaoa.com.
    You can read your daily newspaper without taking a walk to the driveway.
    Look back at yesterday's newspaper, or issues from months ago with our archive feature.
    Call circulation at 432-337-7670 to sign up today.

Most Popular

Permian v McAllen

More Featured Videos

Odessa, TX

Current Conditions

Clear
69°
Humidity: 68%
Winds: E at 6mph
Feels Like: 69°

Your Extended Forecast

Today

weather
High 91°/Low 68°
Partly cloudy

Tomorrow

weather
High 93°/Low 69°
Mostly sunny

Monday

weather
High 95°/Low 70°
Mainly sunny

Tuesday

weather
High 95°/Low 71°
Abundant sunshine

NCAA Men's Basketball