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Posted 2 years ago in by Jennifer King  
After Lying and Embezzling from Her Mother’s Estate, Daughter is Jailed

A Massachusetts daughter was found guilty of stealing money from her deceased mother’s estate and sentenced to jail last week. After her mother, Shirley Leathers, died of cancer in 2006, Dell Leathers-Buford was named executor of her estate. Two years later, the estate received a $553,579.84 settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of her mother. Rather than splitting the money evenly with her siblings, Leathers-Buford kept more than half the money for herself. In an effort to …

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