106 NYC Police, Firefighters Accused Of Disability Fraud
New York prosecutors say many of those charged claim to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from the 9/11 terror attacks.By Candice Aviles | January 7, 2014
More than 100 New York City police officers and firefighters were charged Tuesday with social security disability fraud in an alleged scam going back decades.
New York prosecutors say those scams range from physical and mental disability claims to, in recent years, claims of post-traumatic stress disorder due to the 9/11 terror attacks. (Via Fox News)
“Officials tell us these rescue workers claimed that they became severely mentally disabled and were entitled to social security disability benefits of up to $50,000 a year in taxpayer benefits.” (Via WNBC)