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Bodybuilder cop under house arrest for workers comp fraud

Female sprinter

A former law enforcement officer who said she could no longer chase down criminals due to an on-the-job injury had no trouble sprinting on the treadmill or pumping iron while receiving disability benefits and has pleaded no contest to a felony violation of state insurance code.

The former Santa Clara County, California, Sheriff’s lieutenant, who now lives in Las Vegas, allegedly said that after an injury in October 2015, she could no longer frequently walk, jog a mile, climb stairs or drive a patrol car, reported the Mercury News of San Jose, California, on Friday. However, after she was placed on disability, the county hired an investigator to conduct surveillance, showing the woman driving a car by herself, using a treadmill and stair climber, lifting weights and engaging in strenuous weigh training consistent with bodybuilding. The woman would have received about $3.3 million in disability over the course of her projected life expectancy, the county told the news outlet.

The former law enforcement officer pleaded no contest in exchange for not serving jail time, under an agreement with prosecutors, and was sentenced to six months of house arrest with electronic monitoring and ordered to pay restitution for benefits she received before her arrest.




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