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Florida man lives off his dead mom’s social security retirement checks for 15 years

Florida man, 67, lives off his dead mom’s social security retirement checks for 15 years and rakes in $225,475 – but he only has $1,500 left

  • 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. 
  • Greenberg is said to just have $1,500 of that amount left over 
  • An investigation into the check deposits began when the office of Florida’s Inspector General’s death match audit discovered the benefits continuation
  • The last deposit was made in July

A 67-year-old Florida man is accused of cashing mother’s Social Security checks for 15 years after she died. 

Rose Greenberg died in 2004. But her Social Security checks didn’t stop depositing into a joint bank account she shared with her son, Richard Greenberg.

Southern District of Florida court records show Richard Greenberg received $225,475 in improper funds. Greenberg received more than 50 checks in his mother’s name.

Rose Greenberg died in 2004. But her Social Security checks didn’t stop depositing into a joint bank account she shared with her son, Richard Greenberg

But Greenberg is said to just have $1,500 of that amount left over, the Miami Herald reports. 

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.

Wells Fargo ATM surveillance photos from earlier in the year showed Greenberg withdrawing funds from their joint account that were ‘fraudulently paid to his deceased mother.’

‘Records show [Richard] also converted these funds to his own use after his mother’s death,’ court documents indicate. 

Greenberg was living in a condominium that he had owned since 1994 when he was arrested on November 18

Greenberg was living in a condominium that he had owned since 1994 when he was arrested on November 18

He was arrested November 18 and is charged with 55 counts of theft of government property. 

Greenberg was living in a condominium that he had owned since 1994. 

He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years. A trial is set for January 14.

Records didn’t list an attorney for Greenberg.

The serial criminal receives $871 a month in Social Security Disability benefits for two medical conditions.   

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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