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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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