Retired NYFD, NYPD arrested for disability fraud

CREATED Jan. 8, 2014

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NEW YORK -- More than one hundred retired New York firefighters and police officers have been arrested for disability fraud.

They allegedly pretended to have post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety or depression. Some even blamed it on the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

The alleged scam cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in fake social security payments.