An Oregon Man Assumed a Dead Child’s Identity For Over 30 Years

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A Gresham man who according to The Oregonian assumed the identity of a dead child over 30 years ago, has not only been working under the child’s name, but even collected double in retirement benefits. Court records show the man who is 70 now, Robert Lizarraga, was able to obtain a Social Security number in the child’s name and has been using it as his own since 1991. The Assistant U.S. Attorney, Rachel Sowray, mentioned the IRS even sent him CARES Act checks under not only his real identity but the deceased child’s identity as well.

Apparently, Lizarraga was able to

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