Jul 042009
 July 4, 2009  Posted by  Breaches, U.S.

The unusual news of a Thomas Parkin caught in New York impersonating his dead mother to collect her Social Security struck Thomas Parkin of Plymouth Meeting uncomfortably close to home.

Almost a decade ago, the Pennsylvania Parkin reported his identity stolen – and the pattern of fraudulent finances over the years turned out to match details in news stories about the Parkin who impersonated his own mother.


The local Parkin, 51, said a prosecutor told him that his personal information had turned up in one of the New York Parkin’s several bankruptcy filings, and that investigators were trying to find out how it got there.

Read more in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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