NJ firefighter on disability who did martial arts gets prison
Shane Streater filed for disability after claiming to be injured; he is now sentenced to 7 years in prison
TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey firefighter who collected a state disability pension while teaching jiu jitsu and participating in competitive mixed martial arts is going to prison.
Shane Streater was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison and ordered to repay more than $82,000. He was convicted of theft by deception in April.
The 41-year-old Camden resident also is permanently barred from public employment in New Jersey.
Streater filed for disability in 2009 claiming he had been injured on the job. Investigators later learned he was teaching jiu jitsu two or more times a week, and they found a YouTube video of him participating in a mixed martial arts tournament where he won a bronze medal.
An independent doctor concluded Streater's disability was from a pre-existing condition and wasn't work-related.
Ex-Camden fireman Shane Streater gets 7 yrs in prison -collecting disability pension while competing in martial arts pic.twitter.com/87oAYiRtOn— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) July 1, 2016
SHANE B. STREATER 41>FIRE FIGHTER GETS 7YRS IN Prison for Collecting Disability Pension while doing Martial Arts https://t.co/a1H5fhR7TZ— Eric Wright™ (@therealeric916) July 1, 2016