WORCESTER – A Worcester man, Jose Lopez Rosado, faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges of Social Security fraud and aggravated identity theft. Sentencing is scheduled for October.
Using the name and social security number of another individual, Lopez Rosado applied for a duplicate drivers license in 2016. After receiving that license, he used the same name and social security number to receive benefits from MassHealth.
An investigation by the Homeland Security Investigation’s Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force (DBFTF) led to the arrest in July 2018, when his true identity was discovered.
Lopez Rosado was sentenced to serve 40 years in a Puerto Rican prison for second degree murder. He escaped from custody in 1994.
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