SYRACUSE, New York — A former U.S. Postal Service employee from Prospect was indicted Wednesday on federal worker’s compensation charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Syracuse said.
Kimberly Morris, 36, allegedly falsely claimed that a work-related injury prevented her from performing any duties with the Postal Service between April 4 and June 3, 2010, when she knew she was capable of working. As a result, she allegedly received more than $17,362 in undeserved worker’s compensation benefits for a sprained ankle, a news release stated.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, federal agents videotaped Morris shopping, climbing stairs and driving while she was claiming to be unable to work. The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Department of Labor Office of the Inspector General, the release stated.