42 year-old Ann Aroste of Montgomery has been indicted on five counts of Wire Fraud and five counts of Aggravated Identity Theft. She was arrested Monday and pleaded not guilty at a Monday afternoon arraignment in federal court. [wspynews]
Anne Aroste filed applications creating spouses for the dead people, claiming the spouses were still alive and deserving of survivor’s benefits. She then used her Social Security credential to approve them herself, routing the payments to her own bank accounts, the Justice Department said.