A psychologist brought in to testify for the defense argued the Facebook post was a sign of Wilson’s bi-polar disorder, which made her liable to brag.
Valerie McClain told the court that ‘adolescent bragging’ in Facebook posts is consistent with manic-phase behavior. Wilson had bi-polar diagnosed when she was 14.
Wilson’s fraud was discovered during a two-year investigation called ‘Operation Rain Maker’, named in reference to all the money raining down on the suspects’ mail boxes, according to ABC News.
The multi-agency investigation included Tampa Police Department, IRS-Criminal Investigations, the Secret Service, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.