Social worker in Spain accused of using dead man’s ID to claim pension for three decades

A SOCIAL worker in a Madrid psychiatric hospital is accused of using a dead man’s ID to claim his pension for more than 30 years.

The woman is appearing in court in the national capital today Monday facing charges for a possible Social Security fraud which began decades ago.

She is believed to have used her position to get her hands on the documentation of the man, who did not have family, and used falsified copies to open a bank account for the receipt of the pension payments. The possible fraud could add up to more than €200,000.

If she is found guilty she could be looking at six years behind bars, plus having to pay the money back.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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