ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A former U.S. Postal Service employee in Anchorage was arraigned Friday on charges he accepted at least $334,000 in disability and worker's comp payments while he spent his summers fishing.
The U.S. attorney's office says in a Friday release that 56-year-old Amacio Zamora Agcaoili Jr. was indicted by a federal grand jury on 18 counts, including theft of government funds.
They claim every summer between 2009 and 2013, he went dipnetting and fishing on multiple occasions despite being on disability.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Yvonne Lamoureux also claims Agcaoli lied about not working when he was paid for preparing tax returns and immigration paperwork.
Authorities also claim he failed to tell the Social Security Administration about his worker's comp payments, to which he wasn't entitled.