A Freetown man and former Massachusetts prison guard is accused of worker’s compensation fraud. Prosecutors allege that the 45-year-old man collected over $50,000 in worker’s comp benefits between January 2009 and Mach, during which time he ran a half-marathon and a full marathon.
He’d apparently sustained a work-related injury in July 2008.
The man has pleaded not guilty to the fraud charges and was released on personal recognizance at his arraignment several weeks ago in Suffolk Superior Court. The charges reportedly resulted from anonymous tip.
Source: Mass. prison guard accused of worker comp fraud, Boston Herald, October 27, 2010
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