Women charged with cashing Social Security checks of man whose body was stuffed in ice chest

Women charged with cashing Social Security checks of man whose body was stuffed in ice chest

Deborah Fisher

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by WWLTV.com

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Posted on August 9, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 9 at 7:25 PM

SLIDELL, La. – Two women who were charged in March after the remains of a man were found stuffed inside an ice chest and his hands in a freezer at a Slidell home are facing an additional theft charge, according to the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office.

According to the sheriff’s office, the women cashed the deceased man’s Social Security checks for nearly two years after Charles Fisher died at his home on South Military Road.

Fisher’s daughter, Deborah Fisher, and Heidi Todd were arrested after deputies found Charles Fisher’s remains at the home. Charles Fisher’s body was found by deputies in the ice chest and had begun to putrefy and assume a liquid state. The hands were cut off and placed in the freezer, according to the sheriff’s office.

A St. Tammany detective found after Charles Fisher died, Deborah Fisher and Heidi Todd continued to cash Charles Fisher’s monthly Social Security checks for two years, totally $33,974.

Deborah Fisher was also charged with the mutilation of human remains and unlawful disposal of remains, and Todd was charged with unlawful disposal of remains.

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