Monroe - A former correction officer, Dennis Gillan of Monroe, was arrested and charged with fraud against the New York State Insurance Fund, according to a release from the fund.
Gillan, 49, an avid outdoorsman, hiked, hunted deer and collected more than $100,000 in insurance benefits after injuries sustained on the job in July 2002 supposedly hurt him so much he couldn’t walk more than a block, according to the release.
Since then, the NSYSIF said, he signed statements and convinced doctors he was in too much pain to work.
Investigators checking out Gillan’s claims found his actions strayed from what he told doctors.
Surveillance videos captured Gillan using a bow and arrow to hunt deer, and dragging deer carcasses from the woods.
This was after he had told a physician he hurt too much to sit for a long period of time.
Gillan was arraigned last week on charges of insurance fraud, workers’ compensation fraud, grand larceny and offering a false instrument for filing. He was released on $2,500 cash bail.
The fund said stopping Gillan may have saved more than $280,000.