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“Popp said he was unable to drive, read, or “bowl without bumpers” due to his condition.”
Yes bowling without bumpers, the true tragedy of blindness.
He was caught driving a speedboat. The dead giveaway was that it wasn’t driving in circles.
At least driving and reading came before bowling. I am sure there are many places where that becomes a higher priority once your blind.
“Popp collected $115,000 in unlawful Medicare benefits and evaded $178,000 in taxes between 2004 and 2009 in addition to disability payments.”
As lavish as his lifestyle was, it is no wonder he got caught for fraud. There really isn’t a “smart” criminal though.
It is truly amazing how some people are able to scam the system for ludicrous amounts of money.
Not sure if he outsmarted them or if the government run organizations in control of these systems are just highly disorganized and easily fooled.
Probably a little of both
They are easily fooled until they realize how much money they are being scammed out of.
“Federal agents then recorded Popp walking back to his car and driving away.”
That is all it took. His disregard of caution lead to his downfall.
You don’t fraud the government for great sums of money without a little arrogance.
Popp, a wealthy businessman, continued to work and go on lavish vacations in the Cayman Islands while collecting disability benefits for five years.
That is truly unbelievable. Glad to know we all funded that 5 year vacation.
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