Friday, April 24, 2009

Man faked paralysis, caught dancing, roofing

Man faked paralysis, caught dancing, roofing

Amy L. Edwards | Sentinel Staff Writer
5:10 PM EDT, April 24, 2009
An Orlando man was sentenced to prison for faking paralysis and collecting about $155,000 in disability benefits, the U.S. Attorney's Office reported today.

Patrick Wilson had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of theft of government property. He was accused of falsely representing to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Labor that he suffered from paralysis and could not use his legs. He was sentenced to 13 months in prison.

But investigators said Wilson was videotaped landscaping at his home, working on his roof, and dancing at social gatherings.

Wilson also has to pay $157,000 in restitution.


How do you fake paralysis for multiple years? What ever happened to nerve end tests? They take your word for it?

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