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Sentencing for collecting dead dad's benefits

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HONOLULU (AP) - A California woman is facing sentencing for receiving disability payments from Hawaii for her father, even though he died in 1990.

Lynsie Williams, of Redlands, Calif., is expected to be sentenced Thursday in federal court in Honolulu.

Court documents say her father Edwin Callison qualified for Hawaii disability benefits when he was injured in 1976 at his job at the Kauai Humane Society.

He died in California in 1990 but Williams continued collecting his benefits.

According to a plea agreement, Williams deposited nearly $400,000 in a joint account and forged documents when Hawaii officials wanted to verify her father was still alive.

Williams faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and restitution to the state of Hawaii.

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