This Vancouver, Washington woman, Rosie Costello, coached her kids to act like they were retarded in order to receive federal money:
There are a ton of news stories out there.A woman admitted Monday that she coached her two children to fake retardation starting when they were 4 and 8 years old so she could collect Social Security benefits on their behalf.
Rosie Costello, 46, admitted in U.S. District Court that she collected more than $280,000 in benefits, beginning in the mid-1980s. Most was from Social Security, but the state social services agency paid $53,000.
Her kids are grown now and they were still stealing Social Security money until the son went to traffic court where there is a videotape of him being "normal."