Massachusetts prison guard accused of workers comp fraud

A Massachusetts prison guard from Freetown pleaded not guilty in a Suffolk Superior Court last week to charges that he ran long-distance races while at the same time collecting worker’s compensation payments for an on-the-job injury he said made him unable to perform manual or strenuous labor.

The judge in the case released the guard on Tuesday on his own recognizance pending the trial date.

Prosecutors allege that the guard was injured in July 2008 while at work, and then collected about $56,000 in worker’s compensation benefits between January and March of the next year.

Authorities began the investigation this year following an anonymous tip to the attorney general’s office that the guard had run in a January 2009 marathon while receiving worker’s compensation benefits.

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