More Arrested In NYPD Social Security Fraud
Published February 26th, 2014
NEW YORK CITY, NY-- Nearly two dozen former New York City police officers and firefighters face charges in a disability fraud investigation.
They're accused of claiming Social Security payments while they were still able to work.
They were released without bail after pleading not guilty Tuesday to Grand Larceny and other charges.
Prosecutors said they faked mental health issues like depression in order to collect disability on top of their regular pension.
Some of them even claimed trauma from the 9/11 attacks.
This is the second roundup of people accused of being involved in the decades long scheme.
More than one hundred people were arrested last month and charged with Grand Larceny.
Prosecutors estimate about 400 million dollars was paid for bogus claims.
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