UPDATE: Former CSX worker gets 3 months for disability fraud


A Washington County, Tennessee, man who pleaded guilty in March to bilking thousands of dollars from a railroad retirement system received prison time following a federal court hearing in Greeneville.

George W. Myers, 59, of Telford, was sentenced to serve three months in jail and three months of home monitoring following his release. He was also ordered by Judge Ronnie Greer to pay more than $327,000 in restitution to the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, according to court documents.

Myers testified in prior hearings that he was unable to dress himself, perform outdoor chores or other physical activities following his nearly 22-year career as a welder for CSX. The former worker then told prosecutors earlier this year that he worked for several companies and businesses over a 12-year period beginning in August 2004, including demanding repair and maintenance work where he earned more than $58,000.

Myers was also sentenced to perform 150 hours of community service, the report said.