SEPTA warns fakers: We’re watching you

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has joined forces with the Philadelphia district attorney to crack down on passengers who fake injuries. Almost half of the system’s buses are equipped with 8-10 digital cameras and every rail car on the Broad Street and Market-Frankford lines has 10-12 cameras. “They rack up these incredible medical bills,” said claims director Frank Cornely about people who file false claims. “In one case, where the guy says he broke his nose during a bus accident, bills totaled $40,000. We checked the video. He broke his nose all right, but not in the bus accident. After we presented the video evidence, his attorney dropped the lawsuit.” All buses will have cameras by 2013. Link to full story in Philadelphia Daily News.

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