No jail for woman who ripped off her elderly father

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A woman who stole money from her elderly father will not spend any time behind bars.

A judge sentenced Sandra Gilliam to five years probation on Thursday. The 59-year-old stole more than $71,000 from her 84-year-old father.

The money was intended to provide for her father’s living expenses in an assisted living facility. Prosecutors say Gilliam stole the money from monthly annuity checks and long-term care checks, which she failed to tell his court-appointed guardian about.

So far, Gilliam has paid $6,000 restitution. She will continue to make $500 monthly payments until the stolen money is returned.

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