A Queens man accused of faking a foot injury to collect workers' compensation benefits was caught on videotape finishing 240th in the 1995 New York City Marathon, authorities said.
Adolfo Zapata collected $195 a week in workers' compensation benefits between Nov. 1 and Dec. 17, 1995, after claiming he injured his foot while working for a catering company in June 1995, the FBI said.
But investigators said a videotape showed Zapata finishing among the elite runners in the Nov. 12 marathon, in a time of 2 hours, 48 minutes, 54 seconds. They said Zapata also ran a 5-mile race on Nov. 2 and a 10-mile run on Dec. 2.
Zapata was one of five men arrested Wednesday by federal authorities for allegedly faking injuries to collect workers' compensation.