Dec 28, 2009 5:52 PM by KRTV News

Many White Horses sentenced on federal fraud charges

Summer Many White Horses, convicted in the death of her toddler son James earlier this year, was sentenced on Monday for federal fraud charges.

Many White Horses pled guilty in October to the charges, which stemmed from her cashing Social Security checks that were issued on her son's behalf. She cashed more than $3,800 in checks after her son died.

She received a sentence of nine month in prison, to be served consecutively after her 55-year sentence for negligent homicide.

(October, 2009) Summer Many White Horses was back in court today and pled guilty to federal fraud charges.

Many White Horses cashed Social Security checks issued on her son's behalf, after the boy's death. In all she cashed six checks that totaled more than $3,800.

Many White Horses faces a penalty of up to 10 years in federal prison.

In June, Many White Horses pled guilty to negligent homicide and tampering with evidence in the death of her son James; she was sentenced to 55 years in state prison on those charges.

WEB EXTRA: some additional details of the case were provided in a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice:

Investigation revealed that following her son's death, MANY WHITE HORSES received and cashed six of his SSI checks. She cashed four of the checks at E-Z Money Check Cashing in Great Falls. Employees at E-Z Money verified that MANY WHITE HORSES was indeed the individual who had cashed these checks. The two remaining checks were cashed at Wal-Mart in Great Falls. Video footage from Wal-Mart was obtained showing MANY WHITE HORSES cashing one of these checks.