Texas Mutual: 4 Sentenced for Fraud in Workers’ Comp Cases

August 21, 2007

Texas Mutual Insurance Company reported that four workers’ compensation claimants were sentenced, in separate cases, for fraud. The claimants collected a combined $17,346 in benefits they were not entitled to, the company said.

Charges against all four involved double-dipping – they were found to have collected workers’ compensation benefits for being too injured to work when they were actually gainfully employed.

Three of the claimants, Jose Rubio of Houston, Rufino Montiel-Lopez of Austin and Marvin Reyes of Del Valle, were sentenced in Travis County district courts.

Rubio was ordered to serve one year of probation and pay $4,320 in restitution to Texas Mutual, plus fines and fees.

Montiel-Lopez must serve 18 months of probation, perform 80 hours of community service and pay $3,188 in restitution to Texas Mutual.

Reyes’ sentence includes two years of probation and 100 hours of community service. Reyes must also pay $1,555 in restitution to Texas Mutual.

In Brown County, Chris C. McCall of May was ordered to serve a five-year probated sentence and pay $8,283 in restitution to Texas Mutual, plus fines and fees.

Texas Mutual Insurance Company, www.texasmutual.com

Topics Texas Workers' Compensation Fraud

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