Probation for woman who took grandmother’s federal benefits

SIOUX FALLS (AP) – A Sioux Falls woman has been sentenced to three years of probation for taking Social Security money meant for her grandmother who had died.

A federal judge Tuesday also ordered 32-year-old Sina Crowe to pay more than $14,000 in restitution to the Social Security Administration. Crowe pleaded guilty to theft of government funds after taking payments made to Sharon Black Bear from the time she died in July 2017 until April 2019.

The Argus Leader reports Crowe would endorse the checks in her own name or forge her grandmother’s name.


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