- Associated Press - Friday, May 15, 2015

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A Bakersfield woman has been arrested for allegedly impersonating her dead mother to collect an annuity.

Investigators say 46-year-old Victoria Coffee and her siblings were supposed to jointly benefit but Coffee arranged to get it all.

They say she called the MetLife insurance company three times, posing as her mother, and got the company to transfer more than $41,000 to her bank account.

Coffee was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of grand theft and identity theft. She’s free on bail and didn’t answer her phone Friday.

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