workers’ compensation fraud News

Beauty Contestant Busted Through Social Media For Workers’ Comp Fraud

Shawna Lynn Palmer, 22, of Riverside has been arrested for workers’ compensation fraud after video evidence showed her participating in the 2014 Miss Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix beauty contest. Palmer, a clerk at Stater Brothers, on March 10 reported …

Florida Packing Plant Workers Face Workers’ Compensation Fraud Charges

Workers from a Naples, Fla. vegetable and fruit packing plant were headed back to court to face charges related to alleged workers’ compensation fraud. The case stems from the raid of a packing plant where more than 100 workers were …

Texas Doctor Gets 5 Years in Prison on Workers’ Comp Fraud Charges

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. reported that Howard T. Douglas III, M.D. of Frisco was sentenced to five years’ confinement. On May 16, 2014, a Travis County jury convicted Douglas on felony workers’ compensation fraud-related charges for overbilling Texas Mutual for …

Texas Doctor Convicted Again on Workers’ Comp Fraud Charges

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. reported that a Travis County jury convicted Howard T. Douglas III, M.D. of Frisco, Texas, on felony workers’ compensation fraud-related charges for overbilling Texas Mutual for functional capacity evaluations. Sentencing is set for June 19, 2014. …

N.J. Roofing Company Exec Gets Jail Time for Misleading Workers’ Comp Carrier

New Jersey authorities said the president of a New Jersey roofing company was sentenced to jail Friday for providing false and misleading information to the company’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in premiums …

Maine Man Sentenced to 1 Year in Jail, $50K Restitution for Comp Fraud

A Maine man was sentenced this week in Aroostook County Superior Court to serve 42 months in jail, with all but one year suspended for workers’ compensation fraud. Workers’ comp insurer MEMIC — whose special investigation unit had examined the …

Ohio Woman Must Repay $32K in Workers’ Comp Benefits

An Ohio woman was ordered to repay more than $32,000 in connection with working while collecting workplace injury benefits. Laura Brown pleaded guilty April 9 in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to workers’ compensation fraud, a fifth-degree felony. “Ms. …

Maine Man Found Guilty of Workers’ Comp Fraud

An Aroostook County jury in Maine has convicted a northern Maine man of theft of more than $10,000 in workers’ compensation benefits. Prosecutors said last Friday that 63-year-old Stephen Tucker Sr. received more than $45,000 in benefits after injuring his …

N.J. Roofing Co. Exec Admits to Misleading Its Workers’ Comp Carrier

Authorities said the president of a roofing company in New Jersey pleaded guilty to providing false and misleading information to the company’s workers’ compensation carrier in order to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance premiums that he …

N.Y. Grand Jury Report Recommends Changes to Prevent Workers’ Comp Fraud

New York’s Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced Tuesday that a New York State Supreme Court grand jury has issued a report examining the vulnerability of New York’s workers’ compensation insurance system to fraud and misuse. The grand …