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Fake blind man caught driving

Naples 'invalid' claimed 60,000 euros in benefit

22 April, 17:58
Fake blind man caught driving

(ANSA) - Caserta - An Italian man claiming benefit for blindness has been caught driving a car and arrested.

The unnamed man, 67, had claimed some 60,000 euros in benefit since 2003, tax police said.

The man was stopped at a spot check near Naples and countersigned a fine for not having his license on him, without realising he was on a police database of people suspected of invalidity fraud.