State: Firefighter fraudulently collected disability pension
He was indicted for stealing more than $82,488 in pension payments while at the same time earning his black belt in jiu-jitsu
TRENTON, N.J. — A former Camden firefighter was indicted Monday for stealing more than $82,488 in state disability pension payments while at the same time earning his black belt in jiu-jitsu and participating in a competitive mixed martial arts tournament, state authorities said today.
In 2009, Shane Streater, 40, of Camden, applied for an accidental disability pension asserting he was disabled after a car struck the fire truck he was riding in 2007, and when his fire truck hit a pothole in 2008, the state Attorney General's Office said.
Streater claimed to have injured his back and neck in the incidents. An independent doctor concluded he had a total and permanent disability, but that it was from a preexisting condition and not work related, authorities said.