Here’s another story to get your blood boiling. It’s yet another reason why Trump’s wall must go up ASAP.
As democrats deflect from the issue of illegal immigration, outsiders con our government. If it’s not drug cartels using the border like a revolving door, other illegals bilk the taxpayer out of major cash.
This illegal immigrant easily got his hands on an American’s identity. He then proceeded to gobble up an insane amount of money from the government.
What’s really shocking? He got away with it for over thirty years.
From Western Journal:
The man — identified as 66-year-old Andres Avelino Anduaga — admitted that he assumed the identity of a Texas resident named Abraham Riojos in 1980, and then used Riojos’ information to apply for a California driver’s license, a Social Security number, and a U.S. passport.
With those identification documents in hand, Anduaga applied for and received $361,000 in fraudulent benefits — which included Medi-Cal, food stamps and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) — from 1981 to 2016.
His biggest take was from SSI, which are transfer payments designed to help elderly, blind, and disabled people who cannot work.
Anduaga received $244,441 in SSI disability payments starting in 1988.
He also applied for assistance from California’s Medi-Cal program, which he was ineligible to receive as an illegal immigrant, and received $112,981 in benefits, according to the Los Angeles Times. Additionally, he illegally received more than $3,486 in food stamps under a county program.
Which state was he able to bilk out of hundreds of thousands of dollars? California, of course. Doesn’t California vet beneficiary applications at all?
I’ll answer that question for you: no, it does not. Like most government handout programs, they give benefits to minorities without question. Tax-paying citizens generally have a harder time claiming things like Social Security. Big surprise.
The fact that this man was able to con the government from 1980 to 2016 is mind-boggling. How was he able to elude notice for so long? Is our government that incompetent?
I’ll let you answer that one yourself.
Not a huge surprise he was caught now. We have an administration that’s actually cracking down on illegal immigration and government waste. Don’t be surprised to learn of many more stories like this, coming out in the near future.
Source: Western Journal