Faking Retardation for Fun and Profit

Written by dad - 3 Comments

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]

Published on February 28th, 2007 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Miscellany
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Comments (scroll down to add your own):

  1. Wow, that is one of the worst things that I have heard in a long time. I wonder how much the therapy is going to cost those kids when they are in their 40s?

    Comment by Blaine Moore — Feb 28th 2007 @ 9:41 am
  2. speechless…just speechless

    Comment by saving advice — Mar 1st 2007 @ 9:55 am
  3. That is sooooo low! I can’t believe how low people can stoop! Unbelievable!

    Comment by Amy — Mar 1st 2007 @ 11:54 am

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