Illegal alien used fake identity for 37 years to steal $361,000 in government benefits


Liberals and their sanctuary policies enabled this fraud. Shameful.

From Fox News: A Mexican national has confessed to stealing the identity of an American citizen, and over the course of 37 years pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in government benefits.

Andres Avelino Anduaga, 66 – who hails from Tijuana, Mexico – admitted in San Diego federal court on Thursday that he assumed the fake identity of a Texas resident named Abraham Riojos in 1980 after obtaining a fraudulent birth certificate, and then successfully applied for a California driver’s license, Social Security number and passport.

From 1989 to 2016, according to the plea agreement, he received around $361,000 in benefits — which included Medi-Cal, food stamps and Supplemental Security Income benefits.

The fake identity also enabled Anduaga – identified as an illegal immigrant and repeat felon – to go back-and-forth without restriction between Mexico and the United States, which he was alleged to have been doing multiple times per week.

”The programs that this defendant stole from – for decades – provide benefits to America’s most needy. This prosecution demonstrates the commitment of the United States Attorney’s Office to protecting the integrity of our welfare programs and punishing those who prey on the goodwill of our nation and its taxpayers,” stated U.S Attorney Adam Braverman.

Investigators also located the real Abraham Riojos, now residing in Florida, who said he had no indication that his identity had deceitfully been used for so long. Authorities have not made clear how Anduaga feigned the identity, but it is believed the two did not know each other and never made contact.

Anduaga is required to pay back the full amount of government funds he fraudulently received, and faces twelve years behind bars and additional fines.

Sentencing is slated for May 29.


21 responses to “Illegal alien used fake identity for 37 years to steal $361,000 in government benefits

  1. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    This man did what Obama did – stole and hide his identity for all of these years. Except the Dem’s voted Obama into office as a politician. What ever happened to finger prints and photo to prove who you are?

    The reason they won’t do this is because it would stop all of these people who are fake.


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    • kommonsentsjane . . . .Bravo! You named that correctly. This joker did exactly what Obama did to dupe the American people. This is truly a shameful part of our history, and yet the powers that be, just let it go on. I am glad that they caught this guy . . . but tell me “How in the world is he going to be able to pay back to the US Treasury that amount of money?” He will probably skip to Mexico after his term in prison, and that is the last we will her from him.

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  2. Comrade Obama


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  3. No surprise at all, 37 years and $361,000. -milking the taxpayers is chump change, the government has been sticking it to US for so long we no longer feel it.

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    • Alma . . .. I must agree with you. In one way or another, our “government has been sticking it to US for so long we no longer feel it.” Those in power in the Senate and Legislature are the consummate thieves.

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  4. So good, now put him in a US prison for 12 years and that will cost taxpayers how much?

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  5. Other than on sites like this one, the illegal voting is ignored. All across the country states have passed rules that automatically register anyone getting a driver license to vote. Of course, they claim that a person can “opt out”.

    I have yet to hear a discussion about the constitutionality of these laws. Obviously, the Demon-Rats love this because they are confident that all of the criminals they register will vote for them in spite of the fact that they’re breaking the law by aiding and abetting them.

    The discussion has been beyond insane. Pelosi is both criminally insane and an idiot. “Immigration” is not the same as “illegal” immigration. Think about this. Her job description defines her as a “law maker”. She doesn’t even know what law is.

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    • lophatt . . . . You very sound reasoning shows exactly why we need to be rid of Polosi, Boxer, and all of the other members sitting in either house that are beyond the age of competency. We have but to look at Polosi’s antics to know that she is one brick short of a load; then looking at Boxer, who is a criminal entity in herself, and she is also senile. We need to push for term limits so that we don’t end up with a gaggle of folks suffering from dementia as the law makers in our land.

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  7. ManCavePatriot

    Obviously, this guy got a hold of a translation of Obama’s “Formula For Success in Amerika”.

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    • ManCavePatriot . . . . Very good observation! When the chiselers see just how good things turned out for Obummer, they will no doubt wish to copy him. Obummer went into the White House with the shirt on his back, and came out a multi-millionaire. Just how is it that that works?

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  8. I call this Karma of the best kind.

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