Twenty-six years ago, to escape child support payments, George Leucuta Jr. used a lost drivers license and social security card to assume a new identity, police say. He lived and worked under the name Douglas Lightcap in Valparaiso, Ind., until the real Lightcap discovered someone else was using his name. Leucuta, now 60, has been arrested and faces three years in prison on a charge of identity theft. Meanwhile, he missed out on seeing his children grow up, kept watch over his shoulder for 26 years, and all the Social Security taxes he paid are in Lightcap’s account so he won’t be entitled to any benefits. But that’s not all: his ex-wife never turned him in for failing to pay child support, so he was never wanted by the law in the first place. (Northwest Indiana Times) ...All of which pretty much makes prison superfluous.
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