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March 27, 2008

A correction officer for the state of Connecticut is facing allegations that he donned women's clothing and high heels and participated in a 40-yard foot race for Hannah Montana concert tickets even though he was supposed to be unable to work because of a job-related injury.

While receiving more than $5,000 in workers' compensation benefits, the man intentionally misrepresented material facts concerning his medical condition and his capacity to work, prosecutors say.

Prosecutors allege that the man participated in a radio station contest for tickets to a Hanna Montana concert by dressing up in women's clothing, wearing high heels, and competing in a 40-yard dash, while carrying an egg on a spoon.

Unfortunately, the man failed to win the contest, but he did return to work shortly thereafter, prosecutors allege.

The man was arrested and charged with one count of workers' compensation fraud. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

Source: Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice

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