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Renton family admits to decades of disability fraud

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SEATTLE -- Four members of a Renton family have pleaded guilty in a disability fraud case that netted them more than $350,000 over 31 years.
Johnny and Linda George admitted that they recruited their children -- Paul and Christina George -- into the decades-long scheme. It involved the father and son falsely claiming retardation while the mother and daughter did the paperwork and related tasks to collect monthly benefits from the Social Security Administration.
The mother first claimed in 1979 that her husband spent his days playing with children's toys and wetting himself. In reality, he ran a used-car dealership.
She claimed her son was similarly impaired beginning in 1983. He too went on to work at the car dealership.
The family pleaded guilty to fraud and theft charges in U.S. District Court on Tuesday.
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