'Injured' postal worker busted running marathons5/18/2012
What's the downside to running the elite Boston Marathon? Your bosses might notice, especially if you're supposedly too injured to work. Jacquelyn V. Myers, a postal worker in Florida, claimed she had hurt her back, was placed on "light duty" at her job and began collecting workers' compensation. She repeatedly told physicians that, nope, she couldn't do her job due to the pain. What she didn't tell them was that during that same time period, she'd competed in more than 80 endurance events, including triathlons and marathons. Not only that, but her finish times actually IMPROVED after her "injury." Myers was found guilty of health care fraud and faces up to 15 years in prison. She probably wishes she'd just kept running.
How do you feel about folks who scam the workers' comp system?