20 year old man posing as a deceased twin
A resident of New York, 20 years old, pretended to be his twin brother who died after birth. Even the parents did not know that the son uses the identity of the deceased relative for state payments, which for two decades had accumulated $ 580 thousand.
Scavenger Thomas Murphy pretended to be his twin brother Robert, who died a day after their birth in March 1962. Now, the 52-year-old resident of Queens took up the scam in 1994 and all these years he received an allowance in the name of his late twin.
The man also received a social security card in the name of his brother and received treatment for depression and some benefits for his incapacity.
The rider was found using face recognition technology in the State Motor Ministry. Experts found that the face of Thomas was on two IDs, including a driver's license in the name of Robert.
So far this is the only case of its kind, - admit investigators.The perpetrator was arrested and charged with embezzlement, fraud and identity theft.