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Former NYPD Cop From Yorktown Charged In $300K Disability Scam

A former NYPD officer was charged with fraudulently collecting social security disability benefits.
A former NYPD officer was charged with fraudulently collecting social security disability benefits. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A retired New York City cop and Yorktown resident was charged on Wednesday with fraudulently collecting more than $300,000 in social security disability benefits, according to LoHud.com.

James Carson, 50, allegedly was forced to retire from NYPD in 1991 due to a back injury and began collecting disability benefits. Investigators discovered that the Yorktown resident had, in fact, been working for watchmaker Tourneau as the director of security for the last decade, LoHud.com reported.

Carson allegedly took steps to convince the Social Security Administration that he was eligible for benefits, including walking with a cane and alleging his claiming he needed his wife to drive him around, LoHud.com said.

Carson was taken into custody and released on $600,000 bond, according to LoHud.com.

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