NEW YORK — Two former Long Island Rail Road employees who cheated the railroad out of tens of thousands of dollars in disability payments have escaped prison time.
Regina Walsh and Richard Ehrlinger got no jail time at their sentencing Friday in Manhattan federal court.
The 65-year-old Walsh was an employee services director who faked a disability to get $56,364 in benefits.
Newsday reports (http://bit.ly/1bBeQTD ) that Walsh was sentenced to one year on probation after she testified against former LIRR co-workers at their trials.
The 66-year-old Ehrlinger was a former conductor who lied about making money from a seasonal job after he started getting disability payments.
He was sentenced to two years on probation with six months of home confinement.
Ehrlinger also was ordered to repay $32,000 of the $371,000 in disability payments he received.
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com