Illegal Immigrant Posed as Dead Veteran


For the past four years an illegal immigrant has been posing as a deceased veteran. The 69-year-old man absorbed the identity of a veteran that passed away in 1994 and has since accrued benefits equivalent to nearly $30,000.

Courts records recently revealed that the undocumented immigrant has gained social security, VA and other Federal, state and local benefits since 2012.

The immigrant has been identified as Rene Ortiz Quintana and has been illegally situated in the United States for over 50 years.

Before posing as a deceased Veteran, Quintana also used the identity of a different deceased individual by the name of Ruben J. Gallardo who had been dead since 1994.

At this time he has been charged with theft, fraudulent schemes, and seven counts of identity theft along with six counts of forgery.

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