Five retired personnel suspected of scamming the Social Security Administration for disability funds recently pleaded guilty to grand larceny, Daily News reported on April 25.

The five suspects were among the dozens of ex police and fire personnel in New York arrested last January in suspicion of illegally taking advantage of Social Security disability funds. Some of them were respondents in the September 2001 terrorist attacks and claimed they could no longer work due to stress-related illnesses. The five suspected scammers who pleaded guilty were considered lower-level offenders and will not be sentenced to jail as part of their deal.

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