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When reality (TV) sets in

It seems an interior designer in California thought he could "double dip," working in his field while also claiming disability. But he was caught in part because he was spotted working on a reality show on HGTV:

Hunt continued working as an interior designer from 2003 to 2006 while claiming disability, according to the California Franchise Tax Board. He earned $400,500 from designing and $147,600 in disability benefits, according to the FTB.

Read the full story
from NBC.

And next time you give someone stick for watching reality shows, consider this:

An employee with the private insurance company paying Hunt’s disability saw the show and alerted the California Department of Insurance (CDI).

The state's press release has more.

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 21, 2009; 10:30 AM ET
Categories:  Around the Nation , Offbeat  
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