A Queens man was sentenced Tuesday for hiding his father’s death while he collected his dad’s retirement payments, authorities said.
According to State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Christopher Bunn of Jamaica left his father’s body in a Nassau County morgue for more than a year while he collected $7,542 in pension payments and $17,790 in social security payments, which were being deposited electronically into his father’s checking account.
The 49-year-old — who pleaded guilty in October to grand larceny and petit larceny — was sentenced to time served and full restitution, which he paid Tuesday in Queens County Supreme Court.
“This case is a warning to anyone attempting to steal state pension funds,” DiNapoli said. “We are tracking you and you will be prosecuted.”