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Senegalese man sentenced for stealing identity of long-dead San Diego toddler


Last updated 12/9/2019 at 5:56pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A Senegalese national and La Mesa resident who impersonated a dead American citizen for 31 years to net himself thousands of dollars in unwarranted benefits was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison.

Almamy Baba Ly, 63, pleaded guilty in September to identity theft charges for assuming the identity of Lyle Lindsey -- who was a toddler when he died in a San Diego car accident in 1957, according to federal prosecutors.

Ly was also ordered to pay $88,551 in restitution and will likely be deported following his prison term, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.


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