workers’ compensation fraud News

2 Former Postal Employees Convicted in Dallas for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Two former U.S. Postal Service employees have been convicted on felony charges related to a workers’ compensation fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas announced. McArthur Baker, 69, and Tonya Evans, 52, both of Dallas, …

Texas Health Clinic Owner Sentenced for Workers’ Comp, Insurance Fraud

The owner of a Houston health clinic pled guilty to insurance fraud after billing for medical services – often provided to injured employees – despite having no licensed medical staff at the clinic, the Texas Department of Insurance reported. Instead, …

California Commissioner Awards $34.9M to Fight Workers’ Comp Fraud

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today announced he has awarded $34.9 million in grants to 37 district attorney offices representing 44 counties across California to combat workers’ compensation insurance fraud. The grants, funded through employer assessments, support law enforcement efforts …

Owners of a Massachusetts Company Charged in Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

The owners of Caron Contracting, a Fall River, Mass., based contracting company, have been indicted on charges of workers’ compensation fraud over failure to disclose the true nature of their company’s work, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced in a …

Florida Woman Caught Faking Injury in Attempt to Collect Workers’ Comp Payments

The Department of Financial Services’ Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS) announced the arrest of a Fort Lauderdale woman after she attempted to fraudulently collect workers’ compensation payments following an alleged on-the-job injury. Sheyla Veronica White claimed that a …

3 Charged with Workers’ Comp, Insurance Fraud in Oklahoma

Three individuals in Oklahoma have been charged by the state’s attorney general with insurance fraud related to workers’ compensation, auto insurance and certificates of insurance. The office of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt reported that Robert Brandon Page, 40, of Muskogee, …

Massachusetts Man Indicted for ‘Working While Collecting’ Under Workers’ Comp

A Milford, Massachusetts man has been indicted on larceny and workers’ compensation fraud charges in connection with allegedly collecting more than $18,000 in disability benefits while he continued to work, according to the office of Attorney General Maura Healey. Kenneth …

Florida Construction Company Owner Nabbed in Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

The owner of a construction company in Naples, Fla., was arrested this month for an alleged workers’ comp scheme, according to an announcement from Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. Raimundo Hernandez-Argueta, owner of Naples construction company Complete Framing Professionals …

New York Prison Guard Accused of Workers’ Comp Fraud

New York’s inspector general says a state prison guard has been charged with fraud and grand larceny, accused of stealing more than $38,000 in sick leave and workers’ compensation benefits by falsifying medical records. Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott says …

How to Use Social Media, Surveillance to Catch Workers Compensation Lies

As workers’ compensation fraud costs top out at an estimated $7.2 billion a year, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, insurers are looking at ways to combat the crime. There are several warning signs that a workers’ compensation claim …