Stimulus checks sent to the dead (probably won't work)

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    oh, those wacky bureaucrats!


    MYFOXNY.COM - This week, thousands of people are getting stimulus checks in the mail. The problem is that a lot of them are dead. A Long Island woman was shocked when she checked the mail and received a letter from the U.S. Treasury -- but it wasn't for her.

    Antoniette Santopadre of Valley Stream was expecting a $250 stimulus check. But when her son finally opened it, they saw that the check was made out to her father, Romolo Romonini, who died in Italy 34 years ago. He'd been a U.S. citizen when he left for Italy in 1933, but only returned to the United Stated for a seven-month visit in 1969.

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    don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers.
     
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    They should just tour again if they need money.
     
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    They should have to give the checks back. I didn't read that provision of the law, but I'd guess being dead excludes you from entitlement.
     

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