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Defendant Obtained Identity Documents and Social Security Numbers for Children who Died in the 1950s and 60’s and used them for Fraud

An engineer employed with technology manufacturing companies in the Vancouver, Washington area was indicted today by a federal grand jury for a scheme to collect disability benefits under his own identity while working under a false identity, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.   STEVEN LYNN ROSS, 67, is accused of stealing more than $360,000 in government benefits.  ROSS possessed identity documents he had fraudulently obtained in the names of children who died in the 1950s and 1960s.  ROSS was arrested earlier this month and will be arraigned on the indictment in U.S. District Court in Tacoma on October 29, 2018.

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