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Posted at 2:47 PM ET, 09/17/2010

Officials: Man impersonated dead dad

By Washington Post editors

Federal prosecutors say a Northern Virginia man collected about $336,000 in fraudulent retirement benefits from the federal government by pretending to be his late father.

Court documents filed this week say Ralph Sincavage impersonated his father on the phone and in writing over nearly 17 years to collect his retirement benefits.

Sincavage's father, Joseph Sincavage, was receiving retirement benefits from government truck driver work when he died in 1992.

The payments were halted in 1993 after federal employees noted his death in Social Security databases, but restored after Ralph Sincavage made a phone call pretending to be his father asserting that he was alive, according to court filings.

The documents also say he forged his father's signature on government paperwork on three occasions.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | September 17, 2010; 2:47 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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Comments

Where are all the comments about welfare cheats and lazy uneducated guys looking for a handout at taxpayers expense? Oh, I think he is white. Thats explains it. White bloggers dont stereotype themselves. They just move on to the next article about a black or hispanic guy. Then they comment.

Posted by: ged0386 | September 17, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I agree with you ged0386!!! They are so quick to inject race, when it's not their own!!!

Posted by: stoneyuptwn | September 17, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

ged0386 there are no comments of that kind, because this article isn't about welfare fraud. This isn't even in the same universe, let alone the same ball park. Also, how do you determine the man's race from the article since it didn't mention race?

Posted by: red2million | September 17, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

it's not white peoples' fault that the majority of criminal acts in this country are committed by black and brown people.

Posted by: red2million | September 17, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

All of you are funny. Assuming that the last name of the guy is a white person, ged0386 is right!

Posted by: wisepat | September 17, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

We all know anybody name RALPH IS WHITE, unless its Ralph Tresvant!!! Stealing 336k from the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT is worse then welfare fraud, because nobody on welfare will EVER get $336k in assistance! This mans father is probably rolling over in his urn with the lies and fraud his son committed!

Posted by: bobby20 | September 17, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

We all know anybody name RALPH IS WHITE, unless its Ralph Tresvant!!! Stealing 336k from the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT is worse then welfare fraud, because nobody on welfare will EVER get $336k in assistance! This mans father is probably rolling over in his urn with the lies and fraud his son committed!

Posted by: bobby20 | September 17, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Don't try it, even when its not about walfare fraud. If the name is Jose or Daquan some start chirping in. Nobody is making comments about the dude getting 6 years for child porn. Oh his name ain't Davaughn LOL

Posted by: msdooby1 | September 17, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Ha Ha! Good for him. Too bad he got caught.

Posted by: glenmayne | September 17, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

The same thing is happening in Japan:

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/05/world/la-fg-japan-centenarians-20100905

Posted by: alexandrian78 | September 18, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

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