- December, 2007: car struck fire-truck
- March, 2008: fire truck hit a pothole
- February, 2009: Streater applied for an accidental disability pension
- Sometime in 2009: “Based largely on statements from Streater regarding his inability to engage in physical activity, an independent doctor found he had a total and permanent disability. The doctor concluded, however, that his disability was from a preexisting condition and not work related.”
- January 9, 2010: Ordinary disability pension awarded
- Sometime in 2010: Streater appealed looking to get the higher benefits under accidental disability and an investigation ensued.
- April; 9, 2012: Streater’s disability pension was revoked when a YouTube video of Streater participating in the highly competitive Grapplers Quest Mixed Martial Arts Tournament in June 2010, at which he won a bronze medal was found and it was learned that Streater was awarded his black belt in jiu jitsu in 2010
- March 18, 2015: Streater was charged with second-degree theft by deception
Shane Streater is being portrayed as the villain of this piece but consider:
- Who in the real world would conclude disability “based largely on statements from Streater”?
- Had Streater not appealed and been content with his ordinary disability pension he likely would still be getting it.
- “The investigation was conducted for the Division of Criminal Justice Corruption Bureau by Deputy Attorney General Jon Gilmore, Detective John Sheeran and Detective Paul Marfino Jr., under the supervision of Deputy Attorney General Peter W. Lee, Deputy Bureau Chief, and Deputy Attorney General Anthony A. Picione, Bureau Chief. Acting Attorney General Hoffman thanked the PFRS Board and the Division of Law for their investigation and referral.” It took all these people to find a YouTube video?
- Three years to prosecute? He could have hit another pothole in that time and become eligible for disability again.
Apparently Shane Streater is not disabled but the retirement system he tried to play certainly is.