Stephayne and Michael Potts, the couple who adopted a 23 year
old Ukrainian man Artur Samarin, that later posed as a high school
student, are facing criminal charges after it was revealed that
they used him to take about $13,000, worth of medical assistance
and free food in Pennsylvania, even when they knew his true
identity as an illegal immigrant.
The man, Arthur Samarin who called himself Asher Potts, is
also accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl while in high
According to ABC News 27, the couple also knowingly made false
statements to the Dauphin County Assistance Office in Pennsylvania
in order to get the public handouts.
Asher Potts was known to his classmates as a hard-working
intelligent student who impressed his teachers but it turned out he
was posing as a high school student and was in the United States
without a visa.
The couple havenâ€™t been arrested, but are
due in court on October 6 as they
each face two counts of fraud. Samarin early this month, pleaded
guilty to a number of fraud and sex charges, which carry penalties
of up to 40 years in prison and $90,000 in fines.
On Wednesday Asher
pleaded guilty to the charges leveled against him and now faces
The trial continues.
Source: DailyMail UK