A Scarborough man was ordered to pay $120,000 in restitution and five months in prison after he was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torreson.
Lawrence E. Moody, 63, was also ordered to serve five months of home detention and three years of supervised release for committing federal workers’ compensation fraud.
Moody pleaded guilty to the charges Sept. 30.
U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II said Moody was formerly employed as a driver for the U.S. Postal Service in Portland. He injured his back loading mail.
Moody filed a claim for workers’ compensation benefits and for a period of seven years — between 2006 and 2013 — he received about $272,000 in income replacement benefits. He was required by law to report any income he earned.
Delahanty said Moody operated a car hauling business “Snowbird Express” during that period. His business was conducted on a cash-only basis and he did not report his income, which led to the fraud charges.