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.READ MORE: Police Confirm 'Remains Of Female Found' In Search For Missing Andreae Lloyd
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.READ MORE: Groups Slam Florida Over Removal Of Anti-Bullying Resource
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.MORE NEWS: Jurors Recommend Death Penalty In Orlando Police Killing Case
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