A woman in Granada faces charges for not informing Seguridad Social of her mother’s death in order to continue receiving her state pension.
The daughter is facing a 5-year-imprisonment sentence recommended by the Public Prosecutor if found guilty.
The daughter shared a bank account with her mother in which her widow and state pension was credited over a period of 30 years.
According to the Public Prosecutor, the accused María J.J. took advantage of circumstances by not communication the demise of her mother in July 1985 to the Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad Social (INSS).
Over these 35 years the daughter continued receiving the monthly payments until the INSS carried out a revision in August 2015 when this anomaly was uncovered.
The daughter received a total of 166,500 euros – 58,887 euros over just the last ten years.
So far the bank has returned 20,249 euros from the said account and has also decided to participate in the case against the daughter a claimant.
The Public Prosecutor has entered a case of a Continuous Offence of Fraud, recommenting five years imprisonment and a fine of 3,600 euros. The case comes up on the 26th of this month at the Sección Primera de la Audiencia de Granada.
(News: City & Metropolitan Area, Granada, Andalucia)