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Man Pleads Guilty To Taking Dead Mom’s Social Security Money

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has pleaded guilty to taking more than $101,000 in Social Security benefits erroneously paid to his dead mother.

Robert Duquette, of Hudson, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of theft of public money.

Court records say Duquette’s mother was receiving widow’s benefits from the Social Security Administration at the time of her death in October 2006. After she died, benefits were still deposited into a bank account that the 74-year-old Duquette held jointly with his mother. Court papers say the benefits were suspended in April 2014.

He failed to advise Social Security that it was making payments erroneously.

He’s scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 24.

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