The Bellingham Herald reported that Loewen Craft, 60, collected more than $3,000 per month from her mother's pension after Betty Becker died in 2007.
Court documents show that Craft admitted her mother into the hospital shortly before her death using a different name and birthdate so she could collect her mother's social security and pension checks.
Craft pleaded guilty in Whatcom County Superior Court to first-degree theft, first-degree identity theft and six counts of forgery. She must pay nearly $400,000 in restitution.
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