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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Chesapeake man charged with stealing almost $129,000 in disability payments

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.



Anonymous said...

There should be a complete review of everyone's disability status.

Anonymous said...

This country is chocked full of these deadbeats. Just sit and watch the typical handicrapped parking spot and see how many people really should have the placard

Anonymous said...

and it's aholes like that that allow us really disabled people to only get 1200 a month

Anonymous said...

The man made $12,700 a YEAR at the storage company. He was probably just trying to make ends meet.

Anonymous said...

Really, syop sucking money from taxpayers and workers.If your able to work, work. These loopholes need to be closed, there are a lot of phony disabled people out there getting checks for nothing.