Police officer charged with workers comp fraud

New London Police Department (file).

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A former New London police officer fired over accusations he leaked an internal police document and later rehired has resigned following his arrest on charges he fraudulently collected workers’ compensation benefits.

David McElroy was charged with workers’ compensation fraud.

The arrest warrant affidavit says the 55-year-old McElroy was treated from October 2013 to March 2014 for an injury he reported while working as an officer. Authorities say surveillance showed him doing carpentry work at his home.

Authorities say he was paid more than $50,000 in workers’ compensation.

McElroy resigned Tuesday.

He was rehired after being fired in December 2013 for allegedly leaking an internal police document about an alleged rape and lying about it.

He does not have a listed phone number and it wasn’t known Friday if he’s represented by a lawyer.

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