Woman Sentenced to Jail for Fraudulently Receiving $118,000 in Benefits

Date: 
Thursday, December 8, 2011

A woman was convicted and sentenced for fraudulently receiving over $118,000 in public assistance benefits by falsely claiming that she was divorced and not financially supported by her police officer husband. Lydia Delrio Montelongo pleaded guilty to one felony count of medical insurance fraud with a sentencing enhancement for white collar crime over $100,000. She was sentenced to nine months in jail, ordered to pay over $118,000 in restitution, and up to six years in state prison stayed pending completion of five years of formal probation.