Norwalk woman admits impersonating dead mother to steal benefits

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A Norwalk woman has pleaded guilty to impersonating her dead mother so she could steal her federal benefits.

Sybil Butler's mother died in 2014, but Butler admitted to impersonating her in phone calls and forging her signature on federal documents.

The 56-year-old ended up stealing more than $71,000.

Butler is free on bail and faces 10 years in prison when she is sentenced.

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