The heirs of a Florida man who hid his wife's death by placing her body in a freezer for eight years to collect her Social Security benefits has repaid the stolen money, the government said.
The body of Margaret Dunn was discovered by officials after her husband, Allan Dunn died in 2010. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida announced on Friday. The couple lived in a condominium in Sun City Center until Margaret Dunn died in 2002.
Allan Dunn collected $92,088 in benefits years after his wife's death. His heirs claimed they were unaware Dunn had concealed her death.
Dunn’s inheritors decided to hand over his only asset, the condominium, and put up it up for sale. The family paid back $15,743.14 to the government for his illegal collection. Shortly after his death, the authorities learned that Dunn’s wife was also dead.
The realization took Dunn’s heirs by surprise since they didn’t have an idea that Dunn had hidden his wife's body. The family, therefore, decided to pay the government by waiving its rights and selling the condo.