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    The city of Harrisburg is still currently paying wages to a police officer who has not worked a single day since 1993.

    Maritta Adley, 57, has not worked in the past 22 years, but she is still being paid under the workers' compensation program on the city’s payroll.  She is currently making over $70,000 a year without having to do a single thing.

    The last attempt for the city to terminate her employment was in 2003, when they lost their case against her in court for a second time.

    The workers’ compensation deal stems from an incident in 1986, when Adley slipped on a city hall staircase and hurt her foot.  She claimed that her injury worsened and led to other complications. 

    At some point in the 1980s, Adley returned to light duty, but decided that she was unable to fulfill even those responsibilities.

    In 1993, her attorney sent a letter to the director of human resources at the time, informing that Adley needed to be paid her “full weekly salary without deductions" and that they must continue her medical insurance, without listing an end date.

    The letter was signed by the city’s then-risk manager, and now it seems as though Adley will continue to be paid on the taxpayers’ dime for the rest of her life unless the city can find a way out of it.

    "We have officers who are injured," City Solicitor Neil Grover told AOL News. "Our obligation is to make sure they are taken care of in a way that is least taxing on citizens."

    Grover stated that all prior attempts to correct the situation have failed.


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