Retired postal worker accused of duping federal benefits program

CAMDEN – A retiree who allegedly told investigators he needed more income is accused of improperly taking more than $67,000 from the federal government.

Now, the man faces a potential penalty of more than $200,000, according to a civil suit brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey.

John King, 71, of Audubon Park allegedly duped a U.S. Labor Department program that allowed him to receive medical payments and compensation benefits, says a complaint filed Tuesday in Camden federal court.

King, who spent almost 40 years as a Postal Service custodian in Cherry Hill, participated in the program after retiring with an injury in February 2006, the complaint says.

It alleges he made false claims from July 2013 to December 2016 to receive mileage reimbursement for non-existent trips to see his doctor and to visit a gym for medical purposes

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