Winston Lee Wise wasn’t supposed to work, according to court documents.
Really, he wasn’t supposed to even be able to work. He claimed to have been injured on the job so badly in 1987 that he eventually qualified as totally disabled, the documents said.
So what do federal prosecutors claim he’s been doing for 12 of the past 14 years?
Wise, 72, of Chesapeake, made his initial appearance Friday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk on nine felonies relating to the fraudulent receipt of almost $129,000 in worker’s compensation money.
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney David Layne declined to comment on the case, as did Wise’s public defender, Andrew Grindrod.