Friday, June 19, 2009

That’s Not An Egyptian Mummy

What About His Dress Sense?

A 49-year-old US man impersonated his dead 77-year-old mother in paperwork - and sometimes in person - for six years, collecting more than $100,000 in her name. Prosecutors said the man sometimes dressed as his mother and, with an accomplice, collected Social Security benefits and city rent subsidies.

FOOTNOTE: Keeping mum.

12 comments:

jeannette stgermain said...

Hmm. I've heard more of this crime.

We had a friend (he died 2 years ago), who didn't want his social security money anymore, because he gained back his health. He had been in a process of going and talking with all kinds of people in the system, but it got never resolved. So, at last he sent all his checks (thousands of dollars) back - but then they sent him new ones!

Absolutely Write said...

I have a funny suspicion that there are many more like him out there. YUCK. Poor taste. He should have just got a proper job and let her rest in peace.

Willow said...

He's not his mummy either...

Robynn's Ravings said...

I can hear the Psycho music now!

Jenn Jilks said...

Sometimes...one must simply laugh. I am attending a seminar on Elder Abuse tomorrow. I must tell this story. Something to do with family values methinks.

"Crows don't hatch canaries!"

Brian Miller said...

hmmm...gives me an idea. lol. too funny!

Ananda girl said...

Boy that takes a lot of nerve!

Pastor Sharon said...

Was his name Norman Bates? Yuck!

Shadow said...

sis on him! but this kinda thing happens quite frequently here too...

Shrinky said...

Impersonating his mother in person?? She must have been rotating in her grave - ugh.

Gaston Studio said...

I saw this on the news... shades of Psycho and Anthony Perkins... come to think of it, he kinda looks like Perkins!

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