PARIS — A Rumford man who continued to collect his mother’s insurance annuity payments for more than three years after her death has pleaded guilty.

Rupert Malchisky was sentenced Tuesday in Oxford County Superior Court to one year, all suspended, and two years of probation. He was also ordered to repay $1,200 to the insurance company.

The 57-year-old Malchisky pleaded guilty to forgery and theft by deception.

Prosecutors say Malchisky’s mother was receiving annuity payments from Allstate Insurance Co. until her death in April 2008. An insurance company investigator found Malchisky and his ex-wife had cashed more than $12,000 in checks meant for Malchisky’s mother.

The Sun Journal reports that his ex-wife told investigators that Malchisky had coerced her to sign the checks