An 11 year old girl who suffered medical malpractice in New York received a settlement that was split $67,000 in a savings account and a structured settlement that provided for regular payments when the girl turns 18 year old. The money in the bank account could only be withdrawn with court approval. Last year her mother asked for $47,000 but the court turned her down. A few days later she falsified a court order and withdrew $47,000 out of the account of her daughter. She told the bank that her daughter needed additional surgery in San Diego. She then used the money for a tummy tuck procedure, a liposuction and a trip to Disneyland. According to the criminal complaint the mother also submitted forged court orders on three additional occasions for a total of $19,500. The girl had been born with a brachial plexus injury to her right arm. The mother has been charged with second-degree grand larceny and second degree possession of a forged instrument by The Queens District Attorneys office.
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