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Anamosa woman accused of stealing money from dead mother

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ANAMOSA (KWWL) -

A 54-year-old Anamosa woman is accused of stealing money from her dead mother.

The Anamosa Police Department says Susan Lee Hopfensperger was arrested on January 15 after an investigation lead to a charge of first degree theft being filed.

Police say Hopfensperger took money and annuity account checks from her mother’s account after her mother died in October of 2011. Police say she didn't report her mother's death and continued accepting and cashing the annuity checks issued in her mother’s name.

Police say Hopfensperger, who had power of attorney, also took money from her mother’s account that her will said was supposed to be divided equally among family members.

Hopfensperger is accused to taking a total of $44,966.75 from the account.

Hopfensperger was released from the Jones County Jail after posting a $10,000 cash bond.

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