Woman to be sentenced for hiding corpse, spending Social Security

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

GLOVERSVILLE, NY (NEWS 10) – The woman charged with living off of her dead mother’s social security checks for more than a year will be sentenced on Friday.

Mary Kersting pleaded guilty to charges of grand larceny, unlawfully disposing of a dead body, and endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person..

Police say she lived with her mother’s body, 93 year old Hope Ruler, for more than a year while collecting her social security.

Kersting admitted to collecting more than $13,000 during that time, she’ll be sentenced in Fulton County Court at 9 a.m.

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