In New York, it is reported that a man is facing charges of paternity fraud and could wind up spending 10 years in jail if he is convicted.
Supposedly, the man was living in Paris and had registered 55 children by at least 42 different women. Police say the man was involved in a massive social benefits scam that may have cost the state over $1 million in claims made by mothers annually.
Police say the man is of African descent and is 54 years old. He was arrested in his Paris home during a raid and officers say his address had 50 people registered as living there. Authorities say he would charge women fees to register their children, which allowed mothers and their children to claim social benefits and also obtain residency permits. Some of the mothers received as much as $8000 per month.
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