Mum died in 1992, but R.A.S.M., ex-head of Social Security Administration number 1 in Seville continued to forge her pension on the yearly form. She was receiving two pensions, an OAP state pension and a widows pension from the military.
The son apparently got 137.582€ over the last two decades.
He not only forged her signature, but submitted documents accrediting her dementia and immobility after a stroke to prevent her being called up for an interview, and stamped all the documents with a stamp from his office.
As scams go it’s not the biggest ever carried out in Seville, but it’s mildly amusing. The public prosecutor is seeking reimbursement, seven years jail and a further 7,200€ fine.