Posted on December 13, 2016

Pennsylvania Woman Is Arrested for ‘Collecting $130,000 in Welfare Benefits for Three Children Who Never Existed’

Valerie Edwards, Daily Mail, December 12, 2016

Sabrina Strothers

Sabrina Strothers

A Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges that she collected $130,000 in state welfare benefits for three children who don’t exist.

Sabrina Strothers is accused of claiming to give birth to three children in 2008 named Thomas, Tomalyia and Tyreik Wilson, investigators determined.

The Allegheny County district attorney announced the charges Monday against the 23-year-old.

Strothers’ cousin reported her to Pittsburgh officials in January.

When investigators checked the children’s Social Security numbers against government records, they determined the numbers belonged to people born in 1887, 1945 and 1960.

Strothers is accused of receiving nearly $130,000 in illegal benefits.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for her.

She faces a preliminary hearing on December 22 on theft, forgery and welfare fraud counts.