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Man accused of faking mental impairment to collect SS benefits

Wow, and we wonder why everyone is saying Social Security is going to run out…I know its not due to just this one family, but imagine how much fraud is going on in the system when they cannot even catch a guy pretending to be mentally impaired…since he was EIGHT.


TACOMA “” For nearly 20 years “” ever since Pete Costello was 8 “” his mother has collected disability benefits on his behalf. In meetings with Social Security officials and psychologists, he appeared mentally impaired and unable to communicate. His mother insisted he couldnt read or write, shower, care for himself or drive.

But now prosecutors say it was all a huge fraud, and they have video of Costello contesting a traffic ticket to prove it.

Source: The Seattle Times


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