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It appears that a U.S. District Court in Florida convicted a former Florida postal worker of health care fraud after she was caught participating in more than 80 long-distance races, including the Boston Marathon, all while taking workers compensation for a back injury.
55-year-old Jacquelyn V. Myers was also convicted of making false statements and faces up to 15 years in prison. Her sentencing is scheduled for July 25.
In May 2009, Myers claimed to have a lower back injury that prevented him from delivering the mail as part of her job. She was relieved of her mail carrying responsibilities and put on “light duty.”
However, photos and videos emerged showing Myers participating in the races, including a triathlon. And in what would ordinarily be considered good news, her race times actually improved after she made her initial injury claim.
Must have been quite the postal route if marathons qualify as light duty!