WOW, THAT'S A HELL OF A STRATEGY. WE'VE BEEN TRAINING FELLOW AND TINY TO PRETEND TO BE GIFTED FOR TWO YEARS AND IT HASN'T MADE US A PENNY

Tacoma, WA mom Rosie Costello admits to having bilked the government out of $280,000 in benefits after training her two children to pretend to be mentally retarded, beginning in the mid-80s when they were 8 and 4. Social Security workers eventually became suspicious of the son, and then "uncovered a video of Pete Costello ably contesting a traffic ticket in a Vancouver courtroom."

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