Financial police report four for faking blindness

Had received 400,000, walked alone in traffic and worked out

(ANSA) - Catanzaro, July 10 - Four individuals receiving disability benefits for blindness have been cited for fraud in the southern Italian city of Catanzaro. The four had received a total of 400,000 euros and were discovered as part of a screening of 500 people receiving state benefits. The individuals were followed by financial police in the capital of the Calabria province, and were found to wander at will and alone around markets without visual problems and through urban traffic. They also gave directions to the police, who were pretending to be tourists. One of the four used public transport to go to the gym and work out, where he carefully chose and set up body-building equipment.