MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A former U.S. Postal Service worker pleaded guilty to stealing over $ 100,000 in federal disability insurance, even though she participated in dog agility contests.
For almost three and a half years, Lisa Ann Schafer of Glenwood told her doctor that she had a medical condition that required her to rest most of the day. She claimed that she could only do sedentary work. Her doctor then limited her to no more than two hours of office work a day, which allowed her to collect benefits due to her alleged work injury.
However, while collecting the benefits, she was seen participating in dozens of dog agility competitions. During the competitions, she ran, bent and used her arms to guide the dog through a series of exercises.
According to her claim and the documents presented to the court, she asserted benefits between FECA (September Employee's Compensation Act) employees between September 1
Total stole Schafer totals $ 108,490.47. She was charged with theft of state funds.