Eddington Woman Sentenced For SS Fraud 

A 48-year-old Eddington woman has been

sentenced for collecting more than $45,000 in Social Security

benefits intended for her disabled daughter.

Felicia Brooks was sentenced Friday in federal court in Bangor

to one month in prison followed by five months of home confinement

and three years of supervised released. She was ordered to repay

$45,551 to the government.

According to court documents, Brooks’ developmentally disabled

daughter began receiving benefits in 1998, the same year that

Brooks and her husband divorced. The state removed Brooks’ daughter

from her custody in 2000, but Brooks continued to receive and spend

her daughter’s disability checks for the next seven years.

Brooks’ attorney asked the judge to not impose any jail time

because of her mental health problems.