Former postal service employee on Workers' Comp seen zip-lining, tossing logs on Facebook, prosecutors say

By Mark Iandolo | Sep 29, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) announced Sept. 18 that a former employee of the U.S. Postal Service in Cape May County has been charged with stealing more than $75,000 in compensation benefits.

According to allegations, Robert McGeehan was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He purportedly received more than $75,000 from the Office of Workers’ Compensation Program and the U.S. Postal Service between July 2015 and June 2017. McGeehan allegedly did so by saying he suffered an injury while on the job and was medically unfit to perform his duties.

Yet in 2015, according to Porrino’s office, McGeehan posted photos on Facebook in which he zip-lined and rappelled while on vacation. And in 2016, he was allegedly seen working in his yard, doing tough tasks such as using a chain saw and throwing logs.

“This defendant claims he is physically unfit to return to work, even on light duty but he’s allegedly out there engaging in strenuous physical activities, including outdoor recreation,” Porrino said. “Workers’ compensation is meant to provide financial assistance to those who are legitimately unable to work, not provide able-bodied employees with paid time off to enjoy themselves.”

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