Florida Man Busted for Disability Fraud After Posting Weightlifting Pictures Online

A veteran received disability after claiming he couldn’t so much as lift 10 pounds.

Then he got busted after posting pictures of himself weightlifting online.

According to the United States Department of Justice’s website, 36-year-old Florida man of Port St. Lucie, Fla., received over $245,000 in disability payments from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs after he “exaggerated his mental and physical impairments to increase the [amount of] disability payments he received.”

The Miami Herald reports how the Florida man submitted a claim back in 2012 not only describing how he suffered from PTSD due to combat, but also had “limited motion of the arm at the shoulder level and painful movement of the arm.” He additionally stated he could only go to the gym about twice a week, and could barely lift a minimal amount of weight.

However, TC Palm continues to report that FM and his wife were consistently posting pictures of themselves on social media which showed evidence to the contrary. Some posts even showed the Florida man participating in bodybuilding contests.

“…FM routinely performed strenuous weight-lifting—leg-pressing 650 pounds and chest pressing over 300 pounds,” continues the DOJ’s website.

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A veteran received disability after claiming he couldn’t so much as lift 10 pounds. Then he got busted after posting pictures of himself weightlifting online. According to the United States Department of Justice’s website, 36-year-old Florida man of Port St. Lucie, Fla., received over $245,000 in disability payments from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs…

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