MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 32-year-old woman, who’s incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institute in Waseca, Minn., pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $23,000 in social security benefits.
Nefertiti Randall pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government money, or property.READ MORE: Minnesota Ranks Among Top 10 Most Active States, But It's Not All Good News
In her plea agreement, she admitted that from June 12, 2009, through April 2012, she stole $23,012 from the Social Security Administration. The funds, automatically deposited into a bank account accessible to both Randall and her mother, represented benefits intended solely for Randall’s mother.READ MORE: Driver Shot While On I-394 In St. Louis Park, Investigation Underway
But her mother died in June 2009, and in August 2009, Randall began serving an unrelated, multi-year identity-theft sentence at the Federal Correctional Facility in Waseca.MORE NEWS: Recipe: Thai Bowls From The Classic Grill At Madden’s On Gull Lake
The indictment states that Randall continued to access her mother’s social security benefits until spring 2012.