Ventura, Calif. Woman Offers Guilty Plea in Workers’ Comp Case

April 15, 2002

After allegedly being caught on tape playing softball and using a slide at a water park, a Ventura, Calif. woman pleaded guilty to insurance fraud according to The Los Angeles Times.

Darlene Berdeaux was charged with workers’ compensation fraud, and is slated to be sentenced May 6. According to the report, Berdeaux’s hand was burned while working in 1997. Over the next two years, she obtained disability benefits and job training after complaining of pain in her right hip where she received a shot for her injury.

Investigators reportedly raised concerns when they obtained videotapes of Berdeaux playing in a softball game and riding a slide at a water park.

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