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Woman Dumps Her Mother’s Deceased Body Into a River In South Carolina, Steals Nearly $70,000 Social Security Benefits

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Woman in South Carolina was arrested and charged for dumping her mother's dead body into a river and stole her Social Security Benefits. (Photo: True Crime Daily)

A woman in South Carolina was arrested and charged after it was found that she dumped the deceased body of her mother and stole nearly $70,000 in Social Security Benefits.

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Woman in South Carolina was arrested and charged for dumping her mother’s dead body into a river and stole her Social Security Benefits. (Photo: True Crime Daily)

Woman Dumped the Dead Body of Her Mother Into a River

Rena Beamer, the mother of Beth Beamer, was reported missing from her home in Mauldin, South Carolina, to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office in 2017. In October 2020, the Social Security Administration learned about this but Rena Beamer’s account was still deposited.

Authorities apparently discovered that Beamer removed her mother’s corpse from their shared house in August 2017 and tossed it into a river in Tryon, North Carolina. According to the Attorney’s Office, Beth told investigators that she failed to notify the Social Security Administration about her mother’s death and impersonated Rena Beamer in order to draw payments meant for her mother until May 2021.

Beth Beamer got a total of $69,909.40 in Social Security payments from August 2017 to May 2021, according to the Attorney’s Office in a recently published report in TRUE CRIME DAILY.

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Woman Impersonated To Steal Social Security Benefits of Her Deceased Mother

The payments were halted in May 2020 in order to create a new address for Rena Beamer, according to the Attorney’s Office. On December 21, 2020, the Social Security Administration allegedly got a call from a lady claiming to be Rena Beamer. The caller, subsequently identified as Beth Beamer, allegedly changed the Social Security mailing address in North Carolina, causing payments to resume.

Furthermore, after these things were discovered, she was charged with the following:

  • Neglect of a vulnerable adult
  • Exploitation of a vulnerable adult
  • Obstruction of an investigation
  • Abuse or neglect resulting in death
  • Unauthorized removal of a dead body
  • Destruction/desecration of human remains.

Needless to say, the Attorney’s Office announced on Dec.12 that Beth will face 16 months imprisonment and three years of court-ordered supervision. She also needs to pay $68,909.40 in restitution to the Social Security Administration.

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