Branson performer admits he lied to get disability benefits


BRANSON, Mo. (News-Leader) — The Social Security Administration sent an investigator to a Branson show in November 2017.

The investigator sat in the audience at the Dream Theatre on Branson’s main drag and watched as James Craig played electric and acoustic guitar in a classic rock band.

During the two-hour show, the investigator noted that Craig displayed “physical dexterity” as he played music and mingled with the crowd.

The problem? Craig had been receiving monthly disability benefits for a decade.

On Wednesday, Craig pleaded guilty to a federal felony for stealing from the Social Security Administration.

To read the original story by the Springfield News-Leader, click here.

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