(ANSA) - Roccasecca (Frosinone), August 17 - An Israeli citizen fraudulently pocketed his dead mother's Italian pension for a period of three years, omitting to report her death to local authorities, before local law enforcement officers finally discovered what he was doing and reported him for continuous and aggravated fraud. The 63-year-old man illegally claimed a total of about 25,000 euros from the Italian state after his mother died in Israel on February 3, 2009. Her pension totalled 600 euros a month. The woman's bank account, which her son had access to, has been seized by authorities involved in the investigation in the town of Roccasecca, near Frosinone, south of Rome. The man is resident in that location.