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
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)

(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.

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shaboom
Jul 15, 2012 10:22 AM CDT
I hate it when that happens
jagerhans
Jul 15, 2012 7:16 AM CDT
if I were the judge, i would swap identities between the two guys.
Kookey90
Jul 14, 2012 9:31 PM CDT
May actually be a "Win, Win" situation for our friend Greg since many state prisons have outstanding medical care.