ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a onetime U.S. Postal Service employee in western Minnesota cheated the government out of more than $100,000 in federal disability benefits by claiming she had a workforce injury while at the same time competing in dog agility events.
The Star Tribune reports that 57-year-old Lisa Schafer, of Glenwood, pleaded guilty to theft of government funds. In exchange for her plea, prosecutors will recommend probation, community service and restitution, instead of a prison sentence.READ MORE: No Injuries After Train Derailment In Plymouth
Investigators say Schafer told her doctor that her medical condition required her to rest most of the day. Her doctor limited her to two hours of office work a day, a restriction that kicked in her disability benefits. During this time, Schafer was seen participating in 30 to 40 dog-agility competitions.READ MORE: George Floyd's Cause Of Death, Derek Chauvin's Force Will Be Keys At Trial
Schafer’s attorney, Patrick Cotter, did not immediately return an email message Sunday morning.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Man Struck And Killed While Changing Tire On South Dakota Highway
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