Sophia Hall reporting

(WCBS 880) – A 47-year-old father is accused of stealing his 27-year-old son’s identity.

Suffolk County Police say that, for 15 years, Ricky Lynch, Sr. of Freeport used his son’s Social Security information to obtain loans cash checks and apparently get a driver’s license.

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The Long Island man was finally caught after authorities say Ricky, Jr. went to police saying that his driver’s license had been suspended because of a number of traffic violations.

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But Ricky, Jr did not receive any violations. It turns out it was the father Ricky, Sr.

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All together, detectives believe the father used the false information to received $78,000 in loans.