NoVa Man Impersonates Dead Dad, Collects $336K

By Matt Fitzpatrick
|  Saturday, Sep 18, 2010  |  Updated 2:46 AM EDT
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NoVa Man Impersonates Dead Dad, Collects $336K

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A northern Virginia man impersonated his dead father and collected more than $336,000 in fraudulent government retirement benefits, according to federal prosecutors.

Ralph Sincavage’s late father, Joseph Sincavage, had been receiving retirement benefits from being a government truck driver. 

Federal employees stopped making those payments after his death, but they were restored when Ralph Sincavage called claiming to be an alive Joseph Sincavage.

According to court documents, Ralph Sincavage pretended to be his father over the phone and in writing for almost 17 years.

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