Cottage Grove woman steals Social Security benefits from dead man



COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A Cottage Grove woman has plead guilty to implications that she buried a man she was taking care of after he died and then swindled the government for his Social Security benefits for 15 years after he died.

47-year-old Carel June Cody stole over $200,000 from John Arnold’s social security benefits after he passed on sometime between 1994 and 1996. Cody is facing at least two years in prison. Her husband, Ernest Cook, who was also involved and has plead guilty. Cook will be sentenced in July.