A 57-year-old from Charlotte, NC, was indicted after he allegedly received nearly $60,000 in Social Security and Medicare benefits using his nephew's identity, according to the U.S. Attorney's public information office.
Larry Senior, 57, fraudulently used the identity of his nephew nearly three decades ago and obtained a Social Security card, driver's licenses, credit cards, and health insurance cards, according to United States Attorney Sally Yates.
Senior applied for and received $23,000 in Social Security benefits and $27,000 in Medicare benefits to which he was not entitled.
The indictment charges three counts of theft of government funds and two counts of aggravated identity theft.
Each count of theft of government funds carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
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