Long Beach, Calif. Woman Surrenders on Fraud Charges

April 16, 2002

A Long Beach, Calif., woman surrendered on an outstanding warrant related to felony insurance fraud charges.

Yvonne Boyce allegedly slipped and fell while on the job in 1998 injuring her shoulder. She proceeded to receive workers’ compensation temporary total disability benefits for nearly a year. As a result of the fall, her condition was considered permanent with some disability restrictions. Because of her injury, she was eligible and obtained vocational rehabilitation maintenance allowance benefits for nine months in 1999.

Investigators from the California Department of Insurance reported that Boyce was working at another employer while receiving the benefits, allegedly failing to disclose her employment status and ability to work.

She reportedly received in excess of $50,000 in workers’ compensation benefits.

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