This week, thousands of people are getting stimulus checks in the mail. The problem is that a lot of them are dead.
Let’s speculate here for a moment: Eager voter registration drives find birth records, and are able to supply a large number of names and valid addresses for dead registrants. Sound familiar?
Then the Social Security Administration processes the paperwork. Presto! Checks in the mail:
The Social Security Administration, which sent out 52 million checks, says that some of those checks mistakenly went to dead people because the agency had no record of their death. That amounts to between 8,000 and 10,000 checks for millions of dollars.
The feds blame a rushed schedule, because all the checks have to be cut by June. The strange this is, some of the checks were made out to people — like Romonini — who were never even part of the Social Security.
Makes one wonder if the death certificates were expunged, or whether the names were selected because there were no death certificates.
Either way, a pretty sophisticated operation, isn’t it?