Camino, Calif. Resident Arrested on Alleged Workers’ Comp Fraud Charges

June 19, 2002

Investigators with the California Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Branch’s Fraud Division arrested a Camino man on one felony count of insurance fraud and one count of attempted perjury.

John Eugene Carter, 38, was arrested and booked into the El Dorado County Jail and bail was set at $10,000. If convicted, Carter could face up to five years in state prison and/or a maximum fine of $50,000.

On Aug. 23, 1995, Carter reportedly filed a workers’ compensation claim with Fremont Compensation Insurance Company alleging injury to his lower back while working as a driver for the El Dorado Disposal Company. According to investigators, Carter continued to claim an inability to work because of the injury through 2001. However, Carter was reportedly videotaped working as a driver for a firewood delivery service in August 2000 and again in August 2001. During this time period, Carter advised a claims representative that he was unable to work and had not worked since he was injured at El Dorado Disposal Company.

In addition to the reported misrepresentations to the claims representative, Carter also allegedly lied during a deposition on Sept. 4, 2001, when he denied working during the time period when he was videotaped working at the firewood delivery service.

Topics California Workers' Compensation Fraud Abuse Molestation

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