Two Delaware brothers have been charged with running a fraud and identity-theft scheme out of the Bear mobile home where they lived with their mother.
Federal prosecutors say 40-year-old Joseph Aughenbaugh and his brother, 39-year-old Todd Yurgin used at least 44 Social Security numbers, most of which belonged to children, to get more than 100 credit cards, which they used to steal at least $500,000.
The brothers are also accused of creating two false-front businesses they used to process charges from the cards.
The search of the home turned up luxury items, including high-end jewelry, accessories, clothing, luggage, appliances and flat-screen televisions.
The brothers are charged with mail fraud and identity theft, but prosecutors say the list of charges is expected to grow.
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