VA Faker Awarded Federal Prison Time

| May 10, 2024 | 12 Comments


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Antrim Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Faking a Disability to Illegally Obtain Over $660,000 in Veterans Benefits

U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Hampshire

CONCORD – An Antrim man was sentenced today in federal court for faking a mobility impairment to obtain $662,871.77 in veteran’s disability benefits that he was not entitled to, U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announces.

Christopher Stultz, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph N. Laplante to 18 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release. Stultz was also ordered to pay $662,871.77 in restitution. On January 25, 2024, Stultz pleaded guilty to making false statements.

“This is one of the most egregious benefits fraud cases ever prosecuted in this state,” said U.S. Attorney Young. “The defendant lied to the VA for 20 years to obtain disability benefits he was not entitled to. He stole not only from taxpayers, but also his fellow veterans who were entitled to the benefits. Today’s sentence shows that the consequence of stealing from programs that support our veterans is federal prison.”
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Stultz joined the U.S. Navy in 1995 and was injured the following year after falling off a horse. He performed light duties afterward and was discharged in 1999. He was initially rated as partly disabled by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), but in 2003 began falsely claiming that he could no longer use both his feet. Based on that claim, the VA rated the defendant as 100% disabled, increasing his monthly benefits. In addition, because the VA believed Stultz was unable to use his feet, he was also awarded almost $190,000 in funding through the VA’s Automobile Adaptive Equipment program to purchase special cars and vehicle adaptations designed to help mobility-impaired veterans. Stultz never used the special cars and instead sold them for cash.

After a concerned citizen reported potential fraud, Stultz was surveilled on multiple occasions and recorded walking without impairment. For example, on October 28, 2021, Stultz went to the VA Medical Center in Jamaica Plain in Boston. He used a wheelchair while inside the VA facility. After leaving the VA, he stood up, lifted the wheelchair into his car, and drove off to a shopping mall. There, Stultz walked without impairment through multiple stores.

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Thanks to our own David for the link.

Category: Crime, Veteran Health Care

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5JC

Asshole.

A Proud Infidel®™

His will be getting straightened out if yaknowhutimean!

Jimbo

I recently assisted my brother in law to sign up for VA health care. It was a difficult task with all the proof they required.( Served in the late 70’s as a 1st Lt. medical) And he made no claims for any injuries. Took six months to get him registered. So how come the VA gives benefits like this without verifying one’s injuries. There are test to check for nerve damage. This should not have been aloud to have happened.

David

If you served honorably but made any money post-service, VA applies the “means test” and won’t even allow you to sign up in the system.

rgr769

I heard that if you convinced the VA you were at least 50% service connected disabled you would receive VA healthcare gratis.

Since this swabbie fell off a horse for his injury, how is that service connected? I doubt the Navy had any horses, even in the 90’s

26Limabeans

They had a horses ass in Viet of the Nam.

rgr769

Yes, they did. He was my first battalion commander.

26Limabeans

Be a shame should he trip and fall down a rabbit hole.
Oh wait….I think he just did.

Green Thumb

Phil Monkress needs to get Lori Benton spun up ASAP.

This dude has All-Points Logistics written all over him!

KoB

Gotta wonder if this POS COCKSUCKER will, in fact, make restitution of the $ he stole. For some reason, I doubt he will.

A case like this does give us hope that our very own Wilted Willy’s brother will eventually get his just reward (prison sentence/restitution) for his ongoing scam.

rgr769

Based upon my experience with the court systems, the Feebs will likely let him make payments of $20.00 per month.

USMC Steve

The fucking VA doing their typically outstanding job.