Officials: Veteran faked blindness for 15 years, took home $400K in disability benefits
Jan. 24, 2017
A 60-year-old Florida woman has pleaded guilty to pretending to be blind for more than a decade to receive veterans disability benefits of nearly $400,000, investigators said.
Veronica Dale Hahn, of Bonifay, entered the guilty plea Friday in Panama City federal court.
Hahn is accused of convincing Veterans Health Administration staff and private doctors that her service-related injury caused nearly complete blindness in both eyes from 2001 to 2016, court documents say.
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