Woman Pleads Guilty to Helping Roommate Hide Dead Body and Stealing $34,000 in Social Security Benefits

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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A woman accused of helping stuff the body of her roommate's dead father into an ice chest and stealing almost $34,000 of his Social Security checks has pleaded guilty.

The Times-Picayune reported Heidi Todd, 45, pleaded guilty to unlawful disposal of human remains, mutilating or disinterring human remains and theft.

State Judge Richard Swartz sentenced her to three years in prison last Thursday.

Todd and Debra Fisher, 58, were arrested in March, which was up to two years after Charles Fisher, 83, died.

Investigators said when Charles Fisher, who lived with Todd and his daughter, died of heart disease, the women shoved his body into a 160-quart ice chest they kept at the apartment near Slidell where they lived.

Fisher is scheduled for trial Dec. 10.