Florida Postal Worker Seeking Workers' Comp Caught Running Boston Marathon

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If you're a government worker claiming to have been injured on the job and seeking workers' comp benefits, it's a good idea to at least pretend to be injured. Jacquelyn V. Myers, a 55-year-old postal worker stationed in Tallahassee, was caught running in the world's most famous marathon -- all while she was actively seeking workers' comp.

Myers, a postal worker who delivered mail to rural areas, claimed she was injured back in May, 2009 during the annual letter carriers' food drive. She said she could no longer physically handle the job of delivering mail and was placed on light duty. She also began seeking workers' comp benefits.

Myers repeatedly told her doctors her condition was not improving and the she was unable to bend and twist at the waist.

Though, her injuries apparently didn't hamper her from running marathons and triathlons.

According to WCTV, during trial prosecutors presented evidence that during the time Myers competed in more than 80 different athletic events. She even ran the Boston Marathon less than a year after her supposed injury.

As a final kicker, prosecutors also provided evidence that Myers' race time actually improved since she was supposedly injured.

She was found guilty on Tuesday of healthcare fraud and making false statements to obtain workers' compensation benefits. She could face a maximum of 10 years in jail for the first conviction, and five for the second. Hopefully her prison has a good gym.

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David O Betts
David O Betts

This and corporate greed are the reason people like me who are seriously injured at work are treated like a criminal forced to defend yourself from the people who are supposed to be taking care of you. I was disciplined for getting hurt as a preventable injury and NOBODY can tell me how it was preventable. Maybe both sides should be scrutinized equally?

mme
mme

hopefully she'll have to pay back all the money she collected as well.

Jose0311usmc
Jose0311usmc

SHE WILL FIRED..POSTAL MANAGEMENT NEED TO CUT DOWN ON COST...THAT IS ONE WAY THEY ARE DOING IT....SOME PEOPLE DON'T KNOW HOW GOOD THEY GOT IT...POSTAL WORKERS HAVE A GREAT JOB, PENSION, HEATH BENEFITS AND GREAT PAY.....I KNOW I RETIRED WITH 37 YEARS AND I STILL MISS NOT DELIVERING THE MAIL..

Tamika Lynch
Tamika Lynch

Wow, what you do in the dark will come to the light?

Miami too
Miami too

Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami are full of current and former government employees who are pulling this same scam.

Prison for her!
Prison for her!

She should be thrown in prison AND she should be forced to pay ALL the costs to investigate her fraud. Too many public sector employees commit fraud against taxpayers.

Dragonslair6342
Dragonslair6342

Its not just government worker who commit these frauds, and many people who have legitimate claims have to suffer for it and jump through hoops to get their justified claims.

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