Man Sentenced for Workers’ Comp Fraud Must Pay $26.4K to Texas Mutual

June 3, 2019

A man sentenced for workers’ compensation fraud must repay Texas Mutual Insurance Co. more than $26,000, a Travis County district court said.

According to Texas Mutual, Ricky Allen Martinez of Sugar Land, Texas, reported a job-related injury while working as a sign installer for Graphtec Inc., in Houston, and claimed he was unable to work because of his injury. Texas Mutual began paying income benefits to him, but then discovered Martinez was working as an installer for another company.

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation, prosecutor in Travis County handled the case.

The court sentenced Martinez to state jail felony with five years deferred adjudication. He will pay $26,471.43 in restitution to Texas Mutual.

Source: Texas Mutual

Topics Texas Workers' Compensation Fraud

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