A former police officer in New York City was nabbed by authorities on October 1 after being suspected of scamming Social Security Disability (SSD), an article on lohud.com reported.

Several charges, including theft of government property, were filed against James Carson after allegedly raking in over $300,000 in SSD benefits during the past 10 years while also holding a security director job. Carson, 50, retired in 1991 and reportedly began to receive disability benefits after claiming that he could no longer work because of a debilitating back injury. Carson also claimed that he could not walk without an aid of a cane. However, investigators found that Carson had been working for a watchmaker since 2004. Last month he was also found to be able carry on tasks like driving and walking without assistance. Carson may face 20 years of imprisonment if found guilty of the charges.

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