An illegal alien from Tijuana, Mexico, has confessed to stealing an American citizen’s identity in the 1980s which he used for decades to siphon $361,000 in government benefits.
Now 66, Andres Avelino Anduaga stole the identity of Abraham Riojos, a Texas native, back in 1980 through a fraudulent birth certificate that he used to apply for a California driver’s license, Social Security number and passport, Fox News reports.
Between the years of 1989 to 2016, Anduaga used the stolen identity to eke out the funds from Medi-Cal, food stamps, and Supplemental Security Income benefits, the report adds.
Anduaga, a career criminal and repeat felon, also freely traveled between the United States and back to Mexico under the false identity and did so “multiple times per week.”
The man whose identity was stolen has been unaware that this had happened. Riojos now lives in Florida and says he does not know Anduaga. The illegal alien faces 12 years in prison, fines, and will have to repay back the government funds.
U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman said, “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.”
Yet, the Left wants us to believe there’s not an immigration problem in the United States and want to extend even more benefits to illegal aliens. Surely, they won’t abuse the system, right?