Twenty-five years after she was charged with welfare fraud, Asia Coney, a tenant leader in the Philadelphia Housing Authority, has paid restitution of $2,974.50.
In 1987, Coney, known at the time as Lillian Coney, was one of 34 current and former city employees accused of collecting state welfare benefits while on the city payroll.
The city's probation department sued Coney in 1993 for not paying restitution - and finally collected its fine this week.
Coney was in the Criminal Justice Center briefly Wednesday to settle the matter.
Later in the day, Coney attended PHA's board meeting, but would not comment about her restitution or the delayed payment.