MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida man is accused of benefiting from his dead mother’s social security for the last 15 years.

CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald reports Rose Greenberg died in 2004. But her Social Security checks didn’t stop depositing into a joint bank account she shared with her son, 67-year-old Richard Greenberg.

Southern District of Florida court records show Richard Greenberg received $225,475 in improper funds.

An investigation into the check deposits began when the office of Florida’s Inspector General’s death match audit discovered the benefit continued after her death. The last deposit was made in July.

He was arrested Nov. 18 and is charged with 55 counts of theft of government property. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years. A trial is set for Jan. 14.

Records didn’t list an attorney for the 67-year-old.

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