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Offline mrclose

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Mexican man assumes American's identity for 37 years, steals $361,000 in government benefits

I worked it out for Y'all!
$361,000 ÷ 37 years= $9,756 a year (or thereabouts)

Not great for USA livin but almost Rich in Tijuana! :thumbsup:

It started as a rather straightforward Social Security fraud investigation — a man receiving disability benefits pretending to live in the United States when in fact he lived in Tijuana.

What authorities uncovered was a 37-year identity theft scheme by an unauthorized immigrant and repeat felon who bilked federal, state and local governments out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in benefits, according to a plea agreement entered in San Diego federal court this week.

Andres Avelino Anduaga — if that’s even his real name — admitted to assuming the identity of a U.S. citizen in 1980. Armed with a fake birth certificate, he developed a seemingly legitimate persona by applying for a California driver’s license, Social Security number and U.S. passport.

The official documents identified him as Abraham Riojos, born in Alpine, Texas, in 1958.

The documents allowed him to move freely between Mexico and the U.S., and also to receive nearly $361,000 in government benefits over the years.
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Offline Billy's bayonet

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Multiply this case of fraud by a few Million and you get the idea.
Evil operates best when under a disguise


Offline Sick Of Silence

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Identity theft should be punished by death; if you take someone's life, we should take yours.
First Amendment isn't just Freedom Of Speech, it's Freedom Of Conscience.

Who made you the arbiter of morality? You are not Government but you sure are acting like one.

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Now that's a dreamer.


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