A woman has been nabbed for hiding her mother’s 10 year old dead body in a freezer in order to continuously lay claim to her £1700-a-month old age pension.
The 90-year-old corpse was reported to have been discovered by detectives when a probe was launched into the alleged social security fraud case.
The 55-year-old culprit who was living in a detached house in the picturesque village of Horsarrieu, close to Pau, in South West France, was reported to have kept her mother’s remains at the end of the garden.
A source within the prosecution counsel said: “They were hidden in a freezer, and there had been no report of the mother’s death.
“The freezer was not connected to the electricity supply going into the house. It was just a hiding place.”
The 55-year-old suspect who remains unnamed was reported to have been first interviewed by gendarmes on Tuesday when she claimed her mother had died seven years ago. Investigators however noticed that there had been no medical fees claimed by the mother since 2007 which further suggested that the time of death was more likely to be a decade ago.