Two unrelated Women Cloned...

Omagh, Northern Ireland
October 3, 2010 9:32pm CST
I read this article in a newspaper today..Two unrelated Women,given similar names at Birth,(Kristy and Kirsty-same surname,unrelated) through some administrative error were assigned the same National Insurance ID when they started working -It wasn't picked up as a problem apparently until they later Started having families and claiming benefit for them..at which point issues started arising when the applications became flagged as one of them already had a family,and it then appeared the other was playing the system..it seems now there are also issues about their taxes being fouled up by this,one being given a tax bill that didn't happen as a result of their own work or wages..had you heard of this story? How would you feel if your tax bill was messed up by having a namesake you'd never met? ever hear of anything like this before?
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• United States
4 Oct 10
That is crazy. Are they sure that they aren't actually twins?
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
5 Oct 10
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/10/03/identity-crisis-115875-22604838/ It seems they were born 70 miles apart on the same day..I'd think their parents would be surprised if that was the case!
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• United States
5 Oct 10
That is so strange. Very unusual.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
4 Oct 10
No, but I'm not surprised My dad shared a first and last name with 2 other men when I was growing up, and the middle initial with one of them. To top it all off, that one also lived only a couple of blocks from where we lived. And, finally, he had a son my brother's age, only a grade ahead being born earlier in the year than my brother and a daughter a year younger than I was, so she was 2 or 3 grades behind me. We, however, didn't share names with them.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
5 Oct 10
I remember back as a 6th Former in high school being introduced to a kid a couple of years below Me who shared the same name!