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

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Date: January 25th, 2014

Lawrence PoppWisconsin – 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 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 SentinelFull Article

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