CHICAGO, July 23 (UPI) -- A former Chicago commodities broker has turned up in Las Vegas more than 30 years after disappearing from his home in Illinois, officials said.
Arthur Gerald Jones, 72, has been living under a variety of alleged aliases since he disappeared from his Highland Park home on May 11, 1979, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Jones, who was declared legally dead, allegedly used several names, but was going by Joseph Richard Sandelli when he was arrested on July 19.
His alleged ruse was exposed when he went into a Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles office in Henderson, Nev., and asked to renew his driver's license, using the Sandelli moniker.
Investigators said Jones might have fled the Chicago area to escape gambling debts. He was reportedly arrested in Florida and California several times before moving to Las Vegas, where he worked as a sports bookie.
Jones was declared legally dead in 1986. His wife and three children collected about $47,000 in Social Security benefits as a result.
Jones was freed on $20,000 bond.
The Nevada state attorney general's office charged Jones with fraud, burglary, obtaining and using personal identifying information of another person, possession of personal identifying information to establish false status or identity.