Feds: ‘Injured’ Jersey Shore Mail Carrier Ran Side Business While Collecting Workers Comp

A Jersey Shore mail carrier was quietly running her own business while collecting $150,000 in workers’ comp before an undercover detective caught her, authorities said.

Monique Gee, 38, of Hillside certified that she’d sustained a knee injury on the job in Middletown on June 1, 2016, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig said.

“On subsequent forms, Gee certified that she did not receive earnings from employment outside of her federal job,” Honig said.

The Jersey City native identified herself on social media as a self-employed costume jewelry operator, however.

Authorities discovered the operation – from which she “received substantial income” – after an undercover officer “placed an order from Gee’s business and made a payment for the order via a mobile payment platform,” Honig said.

“As a result of her false representations, Gee received more than $150,000 in federal workers’ compensation benefits…

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