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Bridgeport juvenile detention officer arrested on alleged worker’s compensation fraud


BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — A juvenile detention officer is accused of worker’s compensation fraud.

35-year-old Gregory Brunson of East Haven was arrested Friday. Brunson works at the Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center. In August of 2019, Brunson claimed he was hurt while trying to restrain a prisoner.

He was placed on temporary disability, but prosecutors say he kept coaching a youth football team while collecting worker’s compensation.

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