The Brooklyn man who posed as the nephew of "Dead Mom Walking" Thomas Prusik-Parkin pleaded guilty to criminal impersonation and grand larceny in Brooklyn Supreme Court yesterday. Rimolo was part of the elaborate plot to collect benefit checks belonging to Prusik-Parkin's deceased mother Irene, whom Prusick-Parkin impersonated with stunning verisimilitude for six years, donning elaborate old-lady drag, oxygen tank included.

Mhilton Rimolo spent those six years accompanying Prusik-Parkin to the bank, DMV and various government offices, posing as 'her' nephew when 'she' cashed $127,000 in Social Security benefits and successfully mortgaged a million-dollar Park Slope brownstone. CNN reports that when the mother died in 2003, the pair "doctored her death certificate, providing a false Social Security Number and date of birth, which made it appear as though she were still alive."

According to the Daily News, investigators were initially tipped off by Parkin's "rather large hands," and ridiculous get-up, complete with red cardigan, lipstick, manicured nails and a neck scarf, meant hide Parkin's adam's apple. Bonus points awarded to anyone going as "Dead Mom Walking" this Halloween.
The story unfolded last year in all its Psycho-reminiscent, Oedipal-twinged glory, when Prusik-Parkin defended himself to detectives in 2009, saying "I held my mother when she was dying and breathed in her last breath, so I am my mother." Oh, yeah, and he kept her casket in his living room.

Rimolo, the 48-year old not-nephew, was sentenced to one to three years in prison. Pruskin-Parkin, however, still awaits trail.