Alleged Identity Thief Serves Prison Time as Victim

Gregory Harville wanted health care benefits

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 14, 2012 5:25 PM CDT

(Newser) – San Francisco police collared a man this week for allegedly stealing an old friend's identity and using it to get a job and health benefits. The twist: Gregory Harville, 58, also paid traffic tickets and served time in state prison under the victim's name, SF Weekly reports. The victim, now living in Michigan, uncovered the crime when he learned someone else was using his health benefits. Police then confronted Harville, who identified himself as the victim—so the jig was up. Cops booked him into county jail ... this time under his real name.

Gregory Harville, who allegedly stole an old friend's identity and even served time in state prison under the victim's name.
Gregory Harville, who allegedly stole an old friend's identity and even served time in state prison under the victim's name.   (San Francisco Police)
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