Now why didn’t we think of this?
A woman admitted Monday that she coached her two children to fake retardation starting when they were 4 and 8 years old so she could collect Social Security benefits on their behalf.
They actually continued the ruse for close to 20 years and collected more than $280k in benefits. The woman in question, Rosie Costello, and her son (Pete, who feigned retardation into his mid-20s) entered into plea agreements for conspiracy to defraud the government and Social Security fraud and are awaiting sentencing.
Talk about low…
[Source: ABC News]