Finnish man headed home because of fraud
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A man who deceived Americans for decades is set to return to his native Finland.
Pentii Reino Tuomi, 58, used at least 16 aliases and false Social Security numbers as he hopped from one state to another performing a variety of jobs.
But Tuomi admits that even he couldn't believe some of the things he got away with.
"How does an illegal alien do security?" he said of the job he got escorting Mondale. At the time, he was working for a Burbank Studios security company that set him up on the job, he said. And he was using the identity of a friend's dead brother, Gary Thompson — the same identity he later used in Oregon to apply for Social Security and other benefits.
Teacher: Now class, how did he get away with this?
Student: *raises hand* Oooh, oooh, I know, I know, pick me, pick me...
Teacher: Yes Daniel?
Student: Because our federal government is derelict in their duty and our own state government actively helps criminal aliens?
Teacher: That's exactly right Daniel.