A Massachusetts woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $155,000 worth of her dead mother's Social Security benefits.
Prosecutors say 55-year-old Catherine Anzalone entered her plea in a Boston federal court Friday to theft of public funds.
Anzalone's mother was receiving monthly retirement benefits from Social Security when she died in March 2000.
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Authorities say Social Security was never notified of the woman's death, and it continued to deposit the benefits into a bank account she shared with Anzalone.
Authorities say Anzalone stole $155,736 from April 2000 through April 2017. She was arrested in February.
The Rockland woman faces up to 10 years in prison during her sentencing hearing scheduled for Jan. 10.