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New York man gets 13 years for posing as his dead mom

Published 05/22/2012, INFORUM

NEW YORK - Perhaps it was the hands - too big for the apparently frail woman in the poofy blond wig. Perhaps it was the dubious expression on the face of the temporary home health aide. But the video that was supposed to help Thomas Parkin prove his elderly mother was alive only sent a jury into giggles. Now Parkin faces at least 13 years in prison for donning the strange disguise in a scheme to reap his dead mom's money.

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