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Many employees convicted of workers’ compensation fraud are caught openly working for another employer while collecting benefits, making it easy for investigators to catch on to the overlap. However, one police officer tried to beat the system by selling memorabilia out of his home during the collection of disability benefits.

Richard Rufo, a 49-year-old cop who worked for the U.S. Treasury at the Philadelphia Mint, was arrested August 11 for taking $173,000 in federal workers’ compensation benefits while reeling in hundreds of thousands of dollars on the side through a memorabilia business.

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