The feds lost almost $50 million last year on this type of fraud. How the heck can you prevent this type of fraud? Dead people vote so I guess dead people can collect Social Security…

Michael Sticken lived with for months with the corpse of his mother, 81-year-old Joyce Willis, in his home in Pace, Fla., authorities say.

Michael Sticken lived with for months with the corpse of his mother, 81-year-old Joyce Willis, in his home in Pace, Fla., authorities say.
A Florida man lived for months with his mother’s decomposing body while he collected her Social Security checks, authorities said.

Michael Sticken kept 81-year-old Joyce Willis’ corpse on two couches pushed together, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s investigators said. She was buried under a pile of blankets, the Pensacola News Journal reported.

The 60-year-old son had been ducking relatives since January, authorities said.

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Sheriff’s deputies made a house call on May 13 to check on the mother and immediately noticed a terrible smell.

They lifted the blankets and found the woman’s corpse so badly decomposed she was unrecognizable, authorities said.

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Willis had been dead for as long as four months when deputies found her, according to the medical examiner.

The cause of death is still under investigation, but Sticken told deputies he didn’t kill her.

His mother was “his best friend,” he allegedly told investigators.

Stickens had been raiding a joint bank account he shared with Willis while she lay rotting on his couches, authorities said.

The only deposits to the account since January were the mom’s $1,400 monthly Social Security checks.

Stickens had already withdrawn all the payments, bank records revealed.

He was booked on Thursday into Santa Rosa County Jail on charges of grand theft and failure to report a death.

He was held on $6,000 bond.

Via: pnj

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