Yesterday 51 year old William Joseph Folse of Scott was sentenced to 12 months in prison, three years supervised release and ordered to pay nearly $200,000 in restitution.

According to evidence presented at his guilty plea, Folse applied for total disability in the 1990's due to a slip and fall. At the time of being granted benefits Folse signed documents saying he would report any change in status including any work. Investigators determined that Folse worked at a Lafayette restaurant since 1998 earning more than $12,000 a year plus tips.

The Social Security Administration estimates Folse received $199,007.00 in fraudulent benefits.