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Fraudulent statement: He claims to have been unable to work for 20 years – TVA Nouvelles

This American veteran, who claimed to use a wheelchair for nearly 20 years after an injury, found himself trapped while shopping – on foot.

According to prosecutor Jane E. Young, Christopher Stultz, 49, pleaded guilty last Thursday to faking a disability to collect $662,871.77 (more than $890,000 Canadian) in veterans' benefits.

The Antrim, New Hampshire, man's plan began in January 2003, when he told the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that he could no longer walk. This lie allowed him to record an increase in the amount received from the government and receive additional financial support to purchase appropriate equipment.

“However, Stultz did not require a wheelchair or other ambulatory aid to get around. He was monitored several times and [été vu en train de] “walk normally,” emphasized the public prosecutor’s office in a press release.

Christopher Stultz, who was formally charged on September 13, 2023, could be sentenced to five years in prison followed by three years of supervised release. The 49-year-old is expected to be sentenced at a hearing scheduled for May 6, 2024.