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Man collected mom's benefits for 13 years after overdose

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SHARPSBURG, Pa. (AP) - The son of a woman whose body was found in a Pennsylvania river in 2003 but not identified until last year has been charged with collection $124,500 in Social Security benefits paid to her during that time.

Federal court records don't list an attorney for 56-year-old Kevin Roehlig, who was indicted on a charge of theft of government money Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County police last year charged Roehlig with abuse of a corpse after the body of Carolyn Roehlig was finally identified last year.

Her body was found wrapped in a blanket and duct tape and floating in the Allegheny River in October 2003.

Police say her son acknowledged dumping her body after she overdosed on heroin, but the corpse charge was dismissed because the statute of limitations had expired.

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