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Fake blind man collects 100,000 euros in disability

Police nab 65-year-old driving tractor on daughter's farm

23 November, 14:50
Fake blind man collects 100,000 euros in disability (ANSA) - Florence, November 23 - Police near Florence cited a man Friday for allegedly collecting 100,000 euros in disability benefits over the course of 12 years by falsely claiming he was totally blind.

According to police, the man was working as a tractor driver on his former farm that he sold to his daughter before claiming full disability. The 65-year-old resident of Mugello faces charges of aggravated fraud and has had property seized in the Tuscan village of Borgo San Lorenzo. The man, who does not have a permit to drive large vehicles, was filmed by police driving heavy machinery on and off road.

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