Norman Bates is in New York, and his Momma is pulling a Medicare scam
Jewish Russian Defrauds America
A Brooklyn man doned a wig, nail polish and dresses to impersonate his dead mom and collect $115,000 in Social Security and rent subsidies. For six years, Thomas Prusik-Parkin hoodwinked a stunning array of government agencies with his elaborate charade - using a cane, heavy makeup, fake ID and a phony "nephew," law enforcement sources said.
He began collecting $700 a month in Social Security in her name, in addition to his own disability checks, sources said. He's accused of posing as Irene to file for bankruptcy so "she" would be eligible for $39,000 in city subsidies to help pay rent on a Park Slope apartment.
The Mother Died Years Ago
The mother, Irene Prusik, died in 2003 at age 73. Her son allegedly gave the funeral director the wrong Social Security number and date of birth for his mother so that her death would not be registered in government databases.
His Pal 'Milton' Was An Accomplice
To help in the ruse, Prusik-Parkin allegedly enlisted a close friend, Mhilton Rimolo, 47, to pose as Irene's nephew, help the "ailing aunt" get around town, cash government checks and assist in property transactions.
Momma Left The Son, Pruskin-Parkin, A Brownstone
Irene Prusik deeded the home at 492 Sixth Ave. to the son, and the young bubleh went to a friendly banker and borrowed $200,000, and quickly defaulted. He then posed as Momma, and filed a lawsuit saying he (the son) forged the deed, and got the property back.
Borrowed A Million Dollars On The Same New York Apartment
Prusik-Parkin deeded the house back to his mother last year. Then he took out a mortgage for almost a million dollars in her name in April