A Sheridan, Wyo. man accused of collecting disability payments while working for a tree service company has entered a no contest plea to one count of workers’ compensation fraud.
The Sheridan Press reported that Victor Rodriguez recently entered the plea in District Court. As a part of the plea agreement, a separate fraud charge was dropped.
Court documents state that Rodriguez twice fraudulently claimed workers’ disability in 2012.
Workers’ comp fraud carries a maximum punishment of five years imprisonment and $5,000 fine.
As a part of the plea agreement, Rodriguez will serve one to five years of probation if Judge John G. Fenn agrees to the plea deal. If Rodriguez successfully completes his sentence, the charges will be removed from his record.