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Honolulu man accused of taking dead mom's checks

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HONOLULU — A Honolulu man is accused of defrauding the state out of more than $200,000 by collecting disability payments for his mother even though she died in 2000. A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday alleges Steven Splater, 58, filed documents with the state Department of Labor in 2003 saying he had power of attorney for his mother, Edith Splater, who he claimed was still alive. According...

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