Woman charged with hiding corpse, cashing checks, in court

Mary Kersting leaves court on March 5, 2015. (NEWS10 ABC)

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The outcome of the case against the woman charged with living off of her dead mother’s social security checks for more than a year is expected Tuesday.

Mary Kersting appeared in Fulton County Court, she was arrested back in March after authorities say she lived with the body of 93-year-old Hope Ruller in a downstairs apartment for 14 months, and collected more than $13,000 in social security checks.

Police eventually discovered Ruller’s body; a cause of death has not been determined.

Kersting has pleaded not guilty to all charges against her.

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