GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Casey Stone Parsons pleaded guilty in federal court to 15 fraud charges today, court records show.

Parsons pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States, five counts of mail fraud, four counts of aiding the filing of a false tax return, four counts of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.

The remaining counts could be dismissed, according to court documents.

Parsons' sentencing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Feb. 10 in Winston-Salem.

Casey Parsons and her husband, Sandy Wade Parsons, are the adoptive parents of Erica Parsons.

Erica Parsons was reported missing in Rowan County in August 2013, two years after she was last reported seen at age 13. She still has not been found and there have been no charges in her disappearance.

The Parsons continued to collect government money to help raise Erica, even though she was no longer living with the couple, according to federal indictments.

Sandy Parsons pleaded not guilty to fraud charges in federal court in August. Trial for Sandy Parsons is scheduled Oct. 14 in Greensboro.

Casey and Sandy Parsons were arraigned in federal court in Greensboro.

The couple was charged in connection with making false statements regarding health care matters and with filing of false tax returns.

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