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Probationer sentenced for unemployment scheme with mother

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A woman who helped her probationer son fill out unemployment forms after his arrest at an apartment where another man shot and killed a San Diego police officer was sentenced Wednesday to three years probation.

Gwendolyn Charfauros, 57, was also ordered to pay $408 in restitution, jointly with her son, to the Employment Development Department.

She pleaded guilty last month to conspiracy to commit unemployment fraud.

Her 26-year-old son was supposed to be sentenced Wednesday for an admitted DUI probation violation and trying to collect unemployment from jail, but the proceeding was postponed until July 27 for reasons attorneys wouldn't explain.

Alex Ray Charfauros faces nearly three years in prison.

He was arrested the night of Oct. 27, when probation officers and federal marshals went looking for him at a second-story apartment in the 400 block of South Meadowbrook Drive in Skyline. The search touched off a series of events that led to 50-year-old SDPD Officer Christopher Wilson being shot in the head.

Charfauros did not fire the fatal shot. Another man in the apartment - fugitive Holim Lee, 30, - killed Wilson, then committed suicide by shooting himself, as did his girlfriend, 27-year-old Lucky Xayasene.

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