Woman Faces 10 Fraud Counts

September 30, 2002

An Oakland woman was arraigned as the result of an investigation by the CDI’s Criminal Investigations Branch’s Fraud Division.

Jeanette Deran, 52, surrendered to a $70,000 arrest warrant charging her with committing workers’ comp insurance fraud. Deran is charged with six counts of felony insurance fraud, two counts of perjury, and two counts of grand theft.

On Oct. 28, 1997, Deran allegedly reported to her employer that she injured her back, making false statements as to the severity of her injury in order to obtain additional benefits that she would not have been entitled. She was later videotaped doing activities she claimed she was unable to do as a result of her injury and allegedly made false statements at her sworn deposition. Deran received in excess of $41,000 in indemnity and medical costs.

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