A Moberly man who plead guilty to aggravated identity theft has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison. 76-year-old Lawrence Warfel was also ordered to pay more than 11 thousand dollars in restitution. Lawrence Warfel’s wife, Penny, disappeared in September 2017. Prior to her disappearance, she had been receiving monthly Social Security benefits deposited directly into her bank account. After her disappearance, her Social Security benefits were withdrawn at an ATM, and investigators retrieved surveillance footage showing Lawrence withdrawing money from that ATM using the debit card connected to the bank account where Penny’s Social Security benefits were being deposited. In September 2018, Lawrence admitted he had been using Penny’s debit card in order to withdraw her Social Security benefits following her disappearance. This case was investigated by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and the Social Security Administration. Lawrence Warfel still faces a charge of financial exploitation of an elderly or disabled person.