- Associated Press - Saturday, April 19, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - An Aroostook County jury has convicted a northern Maine man of theft of more than $10,000 in workers’ compensation benefits.

Prosecutors said Friday that 63-year-old Stephen Tucker Sr. received more than $45,000 in benefits after injuring his hand awhile working at a gas station, yet later opened a small engine repair business. Evidence suggested Tucker was able to perform tasks that were inconsistent with his testimony before the Workers’ Compensation Board.

Tucker couldn’t be reached for comment. No sentencing date was set.

Class B theft is punishable by up to 10 years in jail. Attorney General Janet Mills said her office will go after “those who would cheat and steal, no matter who or where they are or what they do for work.”

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