After receiving a tip about a USPS letter carrier engaged in activities inconsistent with a work-related injury, the USPS OIG investigated his claim for compensation. A physician had ordered the carrier not to lift weights, walk, climb, kneel, bend, stoop, operate machinery, drive, or stand for more than an hour. OIG agents observed him loading trailers, carrying equipment, and moving metal tanks. The carrier also admitted to participating in 35 motorcycle races and one car race at various tracks in Ohio and Indiana from 2011 through 2013.
In December 2018, the carrier pleaded guilty to making false statements on a claim form. On April 26, 2019, he was ordered to serve four years’ probation and pay $20,000 in restitution.
Source: USPS OIG Fall 2019 Semiannual Report to Congress