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.