SEEMINGLY LEGITIMATE PERSONA: Don’t blame me, I’m just quoting the The San Diego Union-Tribune verbatim (albeit via SFGate.com). I’ll add that this dude is seemingly legit by California standards.
A Mexican man who was deported twice and had a history of arrests was able to assume the identity of an American citizen and receive more than $360,000 in government benefits for nearly four decades, California court records show.
Andres Avelino Anduaga used a fake birth certificate starting in 1980 to develop a seemingly legitimate persona by applying for a California driver’s license, Social Security number and U.S. passport, according to documents obtained by the San Diego Union-Tribune. The official U.S. documents identified him as Abraham Riojos, born in Texas in 1958.
Further investigation revealed the man claiming to be Riojos had a rap sheet that included 21 different names and six dates of birth, dating back to 1974, the newspaper reported. They included a firearms violation, forgery, cocaine possession and multiple DUIs, according to prosecutors.
What a scam. With long term rip-off talent like this he ought to be working for The Clinton Foundation.