The VICE Guide to Right Now: A Trans Woman in Portland Was Just Convicted of Stealing Social Security by Collecting It Under Her Male Identity

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According to a report in The Oregonion, a trans woman in Portland was convicted of fraud today for using her old identity—from before she transitioned to female—in order to bilk the Social Security Administration out of almost $250,000. Richelle Dee McDonald was sentenced to eight months of house arrest, and, according to The AP, will have to give the money back.

McDonald was born in 1945,...

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