'Blind' motorist caught driving three times
TT/The Local · 11 May 2007, 12:05
Published: 11 May 2007 12:05 GMT+02:00
The person in question was caught driving a car on three separate occasions while at the same time receiving benefits totalling 268,000 kronor ($38,500).
The Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) explained its decision to request reimbursement in a letter to the individual concerned:
"While investigating your case in the autumn of 2006, we received information suggesting that you cannot be considered sightless.
"It was found that you drove a car in January 1999, received a fine for again driving a car in May 2004, and were involved in a traffic accident in July 2006 in which you yourself were the driver."