Getting something for nothing

By   /  May 22, 2014  /  Fraud of the Day, Workers Comp Fraud  /  Comments Off

ATM cash

A former Salinas resident has been sentenced to eight years and eight months behind bars for fraudulently obtaining disability benefits.

Chip Kyle Bolton, 33, claimed an on the job injury in 2011 and was receiving worker’s compensation payments, but was later caught on camera playing basketball. That’s despite his claims that he was having difficulty standing for more than hour and holding his baby daughter, prosecutors said.

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Come on Down

By   /  May 7, 2014  /  Fraud of the Day, Workers Comp Fraud  /  Comments Off

Jackpot

Come on down! You’re about to be the next contestant to get caught apparently committing fraud on The Price is Right! According to an article in The Week, a postal worker from North Carolina did a great job of feigning illness and collecting disability checks for approximately nine years, until she was caught on the national television game show, “The Price Is Right,” using her injured shoulder to spin the ‘Big Wheel’.

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Caught in the act

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  Fraud of the Day, Workers Comp Fraud  /  Comments Off

CLEAR PROGRESS: Transparency legislation to implement online video in the Kansas Capitol passed through the Senate with unanimous support, but lawmakers question whether state IT staff can handle the challenge.

A picture is worth a thousand words and in the case of one California fraudster, one word – “guilty.” According to an article in the Daily Press, video surveillance led to the conviction of an out-of-work woman who tried to collect workers’ compensation benefits for an injury that had healed.

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Caught In the Act

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Fraud of the Day, Workers Comp Fraud  /  Comments Off

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “Lima Man Guilty of Workers’ Comp Fraud,” written by Heather Rutz and published by LimaOhio.com on February 28, 2014.

LIMA — A Lima man has pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud after he was caught installing concrete while collecting injury benefits.

John Neeley pleaded guilty Feb. 19 in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas after Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation undercover investigators caught him on video working while he was supposed to be recovering from a workplace injury.

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Sincerely Apologetic

By   /  February 20, 2014  /  Fraud of the Day, Workers Comp Fraud  /  Comments Off

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “Psychologist Sentenced in Workers Comp Fraud,” written by Linda Deutsch and published by San Jose Mercury News on February 4, 2014.

LOS ANGELES—A psychologist apologized Tuesday in a Los Angeles court for defrauding the federal government with inflated and fraudulent workers compensation claims.

Dr. Arnold P. Nerenberg of Whittier said Tuesday he was grateful federal agents caught him. In an emotional speech, the 72-year-old told the judge he overbilled patients whose costs were covered by the government so he could treat those who could not pay.

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Wait Just a Minute Mr. Postman!

By   /  February 10, 2014  /  Fraud of the Day, Workers Comp Fraud  /  Comments Off

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “Vacaville Man Sentenced in Disability Fraud Case,” published by The Reporter on January 23, 2014.

A Vacaville man was sentenced to one year and a day in prison for workers’ compensation and disability benefits fraud dating back to 1998 when he was a postal service employee in Fresno.

Robert Daniel Castillo, 50, received the sentence in the Sacramento courtroom of United States District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton on Wednesday, according to United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner. Castillo’s sentence came after an investigation by the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General and the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, in connection with Castillo’s workers’ compensation benefits.

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