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 school.
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 haven’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 deportation.
The trial continues.
Source: DailyMail UK