In case you don’t remember the story of Adam Herrman a then 11-year-old Adam went missing from his adoptive parents’ house back in 1999. However, he was never reported missing until his sister reported it back in 2008. Herrman’s adopted parents, Doug and Valerie Herrman continued to collect government benefits for Adam up until 2005. The benefits exceeded the $50K mark.
Last week the Herrman’s pleaded guilty to defrauding the state of Kansas. No word on what the possible sentence could be but they are scheduled to be sentenced August 1st.
The Herrmans claim that Adam ran away and that the reason they never told anyone was that they were afraid the state would take their other kids away.
Prosecutors say that the Herrmans could still be charged for Adam’s disappearance.