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Man Claims 55 Children In Benefits Scam

From an unfazed Reuters:

Reuters Fri Sep 10, 1:32 PM ET

A baby has his arm measured at The Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado August 23, 2010.

"Father" of 55 children arrested in suspected benefits scam

Fri Sep 10, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – A Paris man who registered 55 children by 55 different mothers faces up to 10 years in jail and fines for suspected paternity fraud and for helping to obtain residency under false pretences, police said on Friday.

The 54 year-old of African origin, who authorities did not identify, was arrested in his two-room flat in Paris during a police raid which yielded documents showing more than 50 people were registered as living at that address.

It is interesting to note the Reuters photograph (see above) that Yahoo and presumably Reuters is associating with this news item about an African man in France, whose ‘wives’ were from such countires as Senegal, Cameroon and Mali.

Police suspect the man was involved in a social benefits scam which could have been costing the state over 1 million euros ($1.27 million) annually in claims by the mothers

For a fee of 150 [$191] to 200 [$254] euros, he registered the children and their mothers with French authorities, enabling them to obtain residency permits and claim social benefits.

Some of the mothers told authorities they had received up to about 7,500 euros [$9,538] on various monthly allowances

Far be it from us to doubt the math of Reuters’ economists.

But $9,538 x 55 = $524,590 a month. $524,590 x 12 = $6,295,080 a year. Which is a bit more than the “$1.27 million” Reuters says this one scam “could have been costing the state” annually.

Still, we have nothing worry about. This could never happen here.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, September 12th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Man Claims 55 Children In Benefits Scam”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Parasite on humanity……….possible ACORN plant?

  2. proreason says:

    Perhaps the death of Obamy’s father in that car crash was staged.

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