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    Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    A “blind” Wisconsin man’s $175,000 Social Security disability fraud scheme ended when federal agents caught him driving a speedboat, according to the inspector general.

    Lawrence Popp, 58, was sentenced to one year in prison on Tuesday for defrauding the Social Security Administration after pretending to be blind in order to get disability benefits. Popp said he was unable to drive, read, or “bowl without bumpers” due to his condition.

    Popp, a wealthy businessman, continued to work and go on lavish vacations in the Cayman Islands while collecting disability benefits for five years.

    Popp was found out after agents from the IRS and the SSA caught him driving a water-ski boat, a snowmobile, and driving a car to and from his benefits office, according to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

    Popp collected $115,000 in unlawful Medicare benefits and evaded $178,000 in taxes between 2004 and 2009 in addition to disability payments.

    ‘Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat | Washington Free Beacon

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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    A “blind” Wisconsin man’s $175,000 Social Security disability fraud scheme ended when federal agents caught him driving a speedboat, according to the inspector general.

    Lawrence Popp, 58, was sentenced to one year in prison on Tuesday for defrauding the Social Security Administration after pretending to be blind in order to get disability benefits. Popp said he was unable to drive, read, or “bowl without bumpers” due to his condition.

    Popp, a wealthy businessman, continued to work and go on lavish vacations in the Cayman Islands while collecting disability benefits for five years.

    Popp was found out after agents from the IRS and the SSA caught him driving a water-ski boat, a snowmobile, and driving a car to and from his benefits office, according to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

    Popp collected $115,000 in unlawful Medicare benefits and evaded $178,000 in taxes between 2004 and 2009 in addition to disability payments.

    ‘Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat | Washington Free Beacon
    Pretty good pay for one year in the slammer. Probably be out in a few months. They really need to investigate and actually punish people like this.

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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Pretty good pay for one year in the slammer. Probably be out in a few months. They really need to investigate and actually punish people like this.
    I know, I bet everyone of us here know at least 5 people that are questionable if we are honest with ourselves.

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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I know, I bet everyone of us here know at least 5 people that are questionable if we are honest with ourselves.
    You know 10 people with fake disability? You must get out more than I do. But there are certainly plenty of fakes who **** it up for the real ones. It's shameful really.

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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    All of that money should have to to be repaid along with fines on top of that.

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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    The guy could have been plenty blind and still be able to drive a boat.
    He shouldn't've said that he couldn't drive.

    I used know a blind guy who drove a motorcycle!
    At night!

    No, he had no license. He couldn't get on because he was blind.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    You know 10 people with fake disability? You must get out more than I do. But there are certainly plenty of fakes who **** it up for the real ones. It's shameful really.
    Probably at least 5 that are questionable

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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Probably at least 5 that are questionable
    You need new friends

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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    A “blind” Wisconsin man’s $175,000 Social Security disability fraud scheme ended when federal agents caught him driving a speedboat, according to the inspector general.

    Lawrence Popp, 58, was sentenced to one year in prison on Tuesday for defrauding the Social Security Administration after pretending to be blind in order to get disability benefits. Popp said he was unable to drive, read, or “bowl without bumpers” due to his condition.

    Popp, a wealthy businessman, continued to work and go on lavish vacations in the Cayman Islands while collecting disability benefits for five years.

    Popp was found out after agents from the IRS and the SSA caught him driving a water-ski boat, a snowmobile, and driving a car to and from his benefits office, according to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

    Popp collected $115,000 in unlawful Medicare benefits and evaded $178,000 in taxes between 2004 and 2009 in addition to disability payments.

    ‘Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat | Washington Free Beacon
    So he gets one year in jail for lying and defrauding the government...for five years! On the other hand, when politicians do that, they get reelected, so I guess it's fair! I wonder what Bernie Madoff is thinking right about now?

    Greetings, Rocketman.

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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I know, I bet everyone of us here know at least 5 people that are questionable if we are honest with ourselves.
    I only know one person on Disability. He's more disabled than I am, and I should be on Disability.

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