Fugitive Arrested in Sacramento

July 7, 2003

Two counts of insurance fraud and one count of attempted perjury led the CDI to the arrest of Hamman Noel Jr., aka Kenneth Arlington, 32, of Stockton, Calif., who had been a fugitive for more than a year.

In April 2000, Noel reportedly claimed he fell down a flight of stairs at his place of employment, EdFund, located in Rancho Cordova. Prior to the fall, a surveillance video camera captured Noel allegedly setting the scene to make the fall occur. Later that day after being released from the emergency room, he reportedly claimed to trip over a metal stand at a department store. During a deposition for EdFund’s workers’ compensation carrier, Reliance Insurance, Noel did not mention the fall at the department store and prior insurance claims.

If convicted, Noel could face up to five years in state prison and/or a maximum fine of $50,000. Bail was set at $10,000.
Workers’ Compensation Fraud Arrest

Martin Ortiz, 38, of Sacramento, was arrested on four counts of insurance fraud and perjury.

Ortiz allegedly injured his back while working as a warehouseman for General Produce Company on or about July 14, 1999. According to investigators, Ortiz reportedly filed a workers’ compensation claim and was later placed on disability due to his injury.

During his temporary disability period, Ortiz was videotaped doing activities he had told his doctor he could not perform. Ortiz’s alleged fraudulent activities caused Fremont Compensation Insurance Company to overpay $17,984 in benefits.

Bail was set at $10,000. Ortiz could face up to five years in state prison and/or a maximum fine of $50,000.

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