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Injured Trucker Accused of Working While Receiving Full Benefits

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | 348 | 0 | 0 min read

A Fort Plain trucker has been arrested on workers' compensation fraud charges after he allegedly worked as a long-haul trucker while receiving out-of-work benefits for an injury suffered at a different trucking company.  New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott announced the arrest of Chris Brownell, 46, on Tuesday. Brownell reported an injury in 2013 while working for a Palantine Bridge trucking company. In the years since, he told medical examiners that he was not working in any capacity and was unable to drive more than short distances.  But prosecutors b...

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