Beauty vs. Brains

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

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A 22-year-old California woman was arrested Friday for workers’ compensation fraud after online video allegedly showed her competing—in high heels– partaking in beauty pageants, after claiming that she was unable to work at a grocery store due to a fractured toe.

“People might want to say here’s a young lady who had beauty and bravado in making these claims, but it really didn’t add up on the brains side of it,” Byron Tucker, the state’s deputy insurance commissioner, told KTLA.com.

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Beauty vs. Brains

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

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “California Woman Arrested for Workers’ Comp Fraud After Competing in Beauty Pageants,” published by Fox News on August 13, 2014.

A 22-year-old California woman was arrested Friday for workers’ compensation fraud after online video allegedly showed her competing—in high heels– partaking in beauty pageants, after claiming that she was unable to work at a grocery store due to a fractured toe.

“People might want to say here’s a young lady who had beauty and bravado in making these claims, but it really didn’t add up on the brains side of it,” Byron Tucker, the state’s deputy insurance commissioner, told KTLA.com.

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True accusations

By   /  August 26, 2014  /  Fraud of the Day, Workers Comp Fraud  /  Comments Off

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A New Carlisle man must pay back nearly $20,000 he earned in workers’ comp while still on the job.

Patrick Woods pleaded guilty in Ross County Court to a count of workers’ compensation fraud. He lived in Chillicothe at the time.

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True Accusations

By   /  August 26, 2014  /  Fraud of the Day, Workers Comp Fraud  /  Comments Off

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “Man Sentenced for Workers Comp Fraud,” written by Jill Drury and published by WDTN.com on August 1, 2014.

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (WDTN) – A New Carlisle man must pay back nearly $20,000 he earned in workers’ comp while still on the job.

Patrick Woods pleaded guilty in Ross County Court to a count of workers’ compensation fraud. He lived in Chillicothe at the time.

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Getting something for nothing

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

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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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