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Texas Man Allegedly Steals $200k Cashing In Dead Mom's Social Security

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.03.2012 | Money

Willie Mae Shaughnesy died in 1984, according to Texas state records. But that didn't stop the government from sending her Social Security checks, and...

Fake Real Estate Agent Allegedly Bilked Buyers With Open Houses In Foreclosed Homes

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.24.2012 | Business

One real estate scammer in Florida seems to have taken the term “open house” a little too literally. Paul Vencatasawmy allegedly raised $250,00...

Man Sentenced For Dressing As Dead Mom To Keep Her House, Collect Social Security

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.21.2012 | Crime

NEW YORK -- A man who dressed up as his mother in a bizarre real estate fraud that involved doctoring her death certificate and cashing her Social Sec...

Man Who Dressed Like Dead Mom Convicted In $44,000 Scam

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2012 | Crime

(Repeats story from Thursday with no change to text) NEW YORK, May 3 (Reuters) - A man who impersonated his dead mother as part of a r...

Man Dresses Up As Dead Mom To Defraud Government

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Irene Prusik has been dead for six years. But in April, someone showed up at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Brooklyn to renew he...