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Woman accused of hiding mom’s death faces more charges

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The woman charged with concealing her mother’s death will face two more felony charges. District Attorney Ben David announced today Amy Stewart is charged with two counts of obtaining property by false pretense. Stewart was previously charged with concealing her mother’s death.

Blanche Roth’s body was found mummified after being dead more than six months in her Ogden home. David says Stewart was cashing Roth’s Social Security checks and withdrawing retirement benefits from Roth’s bank account she received from her husband’s pension.

“Because we believe that the death of Ms. Roth was concealed for the benefit of obtaining her benefits going forward, that is the quintessential case of obtaining property by false pretenses,” David said.

According to the DA’s office, Stewart allegedly obtained a total of $8,400. Stewart surrendered today and placed under $5,000 secured bond. The District Attorney’s office isn’t planning on charging the other residents of the home, including Stewart’s husband and her children.

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Blanche Roth’s body was found mummified after being dead more than six months in her Ogden home.

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