An MBTA trolley driver paid a friend $2,000 to don a Halloween mask and "attack" him while he was on the job, allowing him to fraudulently collect workers' compensation and disability insurance, according to authorities.
Thomas Lucey, 46, is facing charges of insurance fraud and other counts, including misleading police, after the bizarre plot crumbled when police pulled fingerprints off a fake plastic pumpkin the so-called "attacker" left behind and traced it back to Lucey's friend, according to Transit Police and prosecutors.
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Lucey, who was indicted yesterday, is still collecting the workers' comp and disability pay. A T spokesman said the agency has "initiated appropriate disciplinary actions" against him.
Police say they responded to the Cedar Grove Station on the Mattapan trolley line on Oct. 30, 2016, to find Lucey, who claimed a man in dark clothing, wearing a "Michael Myers" Halloween mask and carrying a plastic pumpkin had boarded his...
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