Chicago man arrested for 99th time

August 12, 2011 2:24:40 PM PDT
A Chicago man was arrested for the 99th time for allegedly using his 3-year-old child in a begging scam.

Alberto Alverez, 37, was arrested in Riverside after police say he was going door-to-door with his daughter claiming to be injured and in need of money. While he was being questioned, police said he tossed a small bag of heroin from his daughter's stroller and tried to run away.

He is charged with drug possession and child endangerment. It's the 99th time Alvarez has been arrested, police said. He was convicted 23 times and has used nine aliases, 10 birthdates, and five social security numbers.

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