Benefits for the dead
According to a report from the Better Government Association released earlier this week, more than 1,000 deceased Illinoisans received pension payments from 2010 to 2014.
In one instance more than $90,000 was direct-deposited into the bank account of a woman who had died four and a half years earlier. The woman’s daughter, who had failed to report her mother’s death to the pension fund and instead pocketed the payments, ultimately plead guilty to felony theft.
Read more about this case and other pension payments to the dead in this report from the BGA.