The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reimburses disabled veterans 41.5 cents per mile if they must travel to seek treatment.
Investigators said 57-year-old Jimmy Dale Wilson collected $5,674.94 by claiming to make about 73 trips from Tupelo, Mississippi to Memphis between September 2010 and January 2011.
Authorities said Wilson, who had been living at a Memphis homeless shelter at the time, never made the trips.
In a Friday news release, Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Wilson has been indicted on a charge of theft over $1,000.
It could not be determined if Wilson has a lawyer.
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