Boise woman admits stealing daughter's federal benefits

Apalonia Edda Waldenmyer, 25, of Boise pleaded guilty Monday to theft of government funds, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

Waldenmyer was indicted by a federal grand jury in Boise on February 10, 2015.

According to the plea agreement, Waldenmyer admitted that from January 2013 until January 2015, she took her daughter’s Social Security benefits totaling $9,241.  Waldenmyer served as her daughter's representative payee.

Waldenmyer failed to notify the Social Security Administration that her daughter was no longer living in the residence and continued to collect her daughter’s benefits and spend them on herself, according to court documents.

The crime of theft of government funds is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.

Sentencing is set for June 29.