Michelle Knight was a Victim of Identity Fraud while She was Being Held Captive on Seymour Ave

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Law enforcement officials are reporting that someone stole the identity of Michelle Knight as she sat captive for over a decade on Seymour Avenue in Cleveland.

19 Action News reports that a woman who knew the Knight family ran a scam with Michelle's name to collect government benefits.

The suspect reportedly maintained the scam throughout the duration of Knight's disappearance, and even changed her address to Florida when Knight's mother relocated down south.

19 Action News is saying that of the three Cleveland kidnapping victims, Knight had it the worst.

Yesterday, kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro appeared before a judge and admitted to forcing Knight to lose an unborn child.

Now it's surfaced that she was also involved in this scam. The poor woman was victimized- twice.

Authorities in Florida are currently handling the identity fraud investigation.

You can check out the full story below.

19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports

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Alaina Nutile is the Web Editor who oversees all digital content and social media initiatives for Cleveland Scene Magazine and Detroit Metro Times. Before joining the staff in June 2013, she interned at Business Insider in New York City, and at La Hora in Quito, Ecuador. Alaina is a graduate of Kalamazoo College...
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