Illegal Alien Stole Dead Veteran’s Identity, Received VA Benefits

Illegal Alien Stole Dead Veteran’s Identity, Received VA Benefits

PHOENIX, AZ (ABC 15) – An undocumented immigrant has been using the identity of a dead man for the past four years to get benefits of nearly $30,000.

Court records show that the 69-year-old man took the identity of man deceased since 1994 to get social security, VA and other Federal, state and local benefits since 2012.

Police report that Rene Ortiz Quintana has been in the United States illegally for about 50 years. They say that in October of 2012 he took the identity of Ruben J. Gallardo, a man who has been dead since 1994.

Under that name, police say, he got an Arizona identification card, a state health card, a Phoenix health plan card and a VA choice card. The VA choice card was given to veterans in response to long delays in getting medical care from VA hospitals. It allows veterans to get medical care at Non-VA facilities.

He also received Social security benefits under the name Ruben Gallardo.

Quintana received benefits totaling $29,062.19.

He’s been charged with fraudulent schemes, theft and seven counts of identity theft along with six counts of forgery.

4 thoughts on “Illegal Alien Stole Dead Veteran’s Identity, Received VA Benefits”

  1. If there’s one, there’s tons! Both my son’s identities were stolen a few years and we went through hell to correct the problem. These people have to go, and thus the reason I’m supporting Donald Trump, our only hope.


  2. Call me racist if I love my Country its flag and its English language.
    Call me racist because I am Patriotic & serving an oath of enlistment and allegiance to always serve and protect the US from enemies like Muslim Islamic terrorist individuals.
    Call me racist for protecting our Sovereignty from the illegal’s who are invaders & are a cancerous problem to the Nation. It is the Mexican (Chinese, etc) Government responsibility to take care of its people not the United States.
    Call me racist for not harboring or pampering illegal aliens & for not promoting illegal immigration or defending their cause.
    Call me racist for exercising my freedom of speech and my right to vote for whomever I choose to endorse as my President as the Constitution dictates. I believe in voting for Mr. Trump who exposed the complicity of the Mexican Government and Ours into invading and almost destroying Its christian
    people and this Land by Making it a third World Country.

  3. What about charging him with stolen valor too!
    How mush time is he facing OR will they simply drop him off at the border to return a few days later with another stolen ID?
    SOMETHING has to change before we have no nation left.

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