Legally blind? Collecting benefits? Probably best not to drive
Here's some common-sense advice. If you're gonna go to the considerable trouble of pretending you're blind, it's probably best to avoid driving.
As reported by The Korea Herald, an unidentified 40-something man who had been supposedly been legally blind for eight years was, in fact, faking his blindness in order to collect disability benefits.
How was he found out? One of his neighbors in the Busan Yeonje district of South Korea was shocked one day to spot Mr. Can't See driving, and then parking a car, with no apparent problem. The neighbor then reported him to authorities, who during their investigation also found video on the man's mobile phone of him driving on a highway.
From January 2010 to August of last year, the supposedly blind man had collected an estimated $101,400 USD in disability benefits. Although the man is visually impaired, according to officials, he was nowhere near impaired enough to collect benefits, and certainly wasn't blind.
The man was arrested on various charges.