Tamrake McGriff is the coordinator of transportation for the Beaumont school district and, apparently, she loves her skin art as much as she doesn't like her body. So much so, in fact, that a judge has barred her from getting any more tattoos or plastic surgery until she pays off some $15,000 in Social Security funds she scammed.
The Beaumont Enterprise reports that a judge set the condition yesterday as part of her probation for the misdemeanor charge of theft of public funds.
McGriff, the paper reported, accepted more than $15,000 in Social Security funds for her son even though she was not eligible for those benefits.
McGriff had enrolled her disabled son in a state-funded facility, but still continued to cash Social Security checks for home care.
In addition to community service and agreeing not to handle any public money, a federal judge ordered her not to get any more tattoos or plastic surgery until the $15,000 is repaid. Which seems to indicate she has gotten a lot of tats and nip/tucks in her time.
Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.