Monday, May 30, 2016
ILLEGAL STEALS VET'S IDENTITY
A 69-year-old illegal immigrant living in Phoenix, Ariz. has been busted for assuming the identity of a deceased veteran to get health and social security benefits over the last four years.
The value of those benefits was nearly $30,000.
According to ABC 15, Rene Ortiz Quintana assumed the identity of Ruben Gallardo, who has been dead since 1994.
Quintana, who has been in the U.S. for 50 years or so, was able to get an Arizona ID, a state health card and a VA choice card. The exact total of benefits doled out was $29,062.19.