This is the typical low-class scumbag loser that votes dem. I grew up with low lifes just like this and they infest this nation by the millions. The best way to rid our nation of these vermin is to cut entitlements like welfare, food stamps, section 8, medicaid, free cell phones, free cable tv, and free utilities. Strict tort reform would help as well. That way, these losers would actually have to do a hard day's work for once in their life. It will also force them to budget and save; two concepts completely alien to our lower classes. This case is a step in the right direction, however its impossible to stop millions from doing the same by doing fraud investigations.
A state worker who applied for a disability pension claiming that anxiety, chronic pain, and fatigue left her virtually unable to leave home or lift a coffee cup to her lips has been arrested after she was videotaped bowling in Elk Grove.
Lisa Trevino-Angelo, 38, was arrested without fanfare and charged by the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office on Aug. 8. She will be arraigned Thursday.
The former Department of Motor Vehicles personnel specialist faces a misdemeanor count of filing a false claim and one count of making false statements and submitting false information to get benefits from the California Public Employees' Retirement System, court documents show.
Trevino-Angelo did not return calls to her home, but her attorney Michael Wise said she's innocent. "She has a legitimate medical condition," Wise said. "She's not trying to steal anything from anybody."
Brad Pacheco, a CalPERS spokesman, declined to comment because the case is in the courts but said criminal charges are rare in disability frauds. "Most are handled administratively," Pacheco said.
A CalPERS investigation report stapled to Trevino-Angelo's arrest warrant says she applied for a disability pension in July 2008 after working part time at DMV since 2001.
She started full time at the DMV in 1992. Her health deteriorated, and she stopped working altogether in 2007, the CalPERS report states.
When Trevino-Angelo applied for the disability pension, she complained of chronic, debilitating "head-to-toe pain" that impaired her memory and made it hard for her to focus or work, medical reports show.
When she underwent independent medical evaluations in December and January, the woman told doctors that her fibromyalgia and other ailments left her so weak that she couldn't hold a pen or her baby, cradle a phone to her neck or lift a coffee cup.
She told doctors she felt like "a hostage in her own home" because anxiety and depression made it hard to leave it.
When members of CalPERS investigations unit caught up with Trevino-Angelo in December 2008, she was videotaped bowling and eating pizza at Strikes Bowling Alley in Elk Grove.
They also videotaped her shopping "in high energy fashion" at Target, Old Navy and Barnes & Noble, carrying bags, a CalPERS report states.
CalPERS investigators also videotaped Trevino-Angelo chasing and lifting a toddler in and out of an SUV, and chatting on a cell phone. One video shows her jumping up at a soccer game "to celebrate some achievement by kids on the field," CalPERS report states.
After reviewing her disability application, medical reports that Trevino-Angelo's doctors submitted, and almost four hours of video surveillance, two independent physicians questioned her disability claim. The doctors concluded she exaggerated her symptoms. Dr. Patricia Wiggins added that there were no limits on job duties Trevino-Angelo could perform.
CalPERS officials denied her disability claim in March.
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