Greatest Welfare Scammer of All-Time

About the greatest welfare swindle of all-time by a gypsy named Anthony Moreno in France.

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1. The Greatest Welfare Swindle. "The greatest welfare swindle yet worked was that of the gypsy Anthony Moreno on the French Social Security in Marseilles. By forging birth certificates and school registration forms, he invented 197 fictitious families and 3,000 children on which he claimed benefits from 1960 to mid-1968. Moreno, nicknamed El Chorro ('the fountain'), was last reported free of extradition worries and living in luxury in his native Spain having absquatulated with an estimated $6,440,000."

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