U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Thursday that Rita Sherlock, 38, and Mary Sherlock, 42, have been receiving Social Security disability payments since the mid-1990s by claiming to be blind. They had valid South Carolina driver’s licenses and had been cited for traffic violations.
Nettles said each woman pleaded guilty to theft of government funds. Their sentences will be followed by five months of house arrest. Rita Sherlock must repay the government more than $100,000, and Mary Sherlock must repay nearly $92,000.