Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (8/21/2014) – Crooked Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty To Attempted Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – August 21, 2014 Crooked Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty To Attempted Workers’ Compensation Fraud (OH) – In order to avoid jail time, former law enforcement officer Thomas Gamble has pled guilty to attempted workers’ compensation fraud. Gamble filed a...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (8/28/2014) – Refuse Truck Driver Who Fell Into His Doctor From Dizziness Could Stand In Line For His Starbucks

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – August 28, 2014 Refuse Truck Driver Who Fell Into His Doctor From Dizziness Could Stand In Line For His Starbucks (CA) –Robert Sallie has pled guilty to felony workers’ compensation insurance fraud for lying about his injuries. Sallie reported that...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (9/4/2014) – Food Service Temporary Employment Agency Cooked the Books To Pay Workers In Cash To Avoid Taxes and Workers’ Compensation

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – September 4, 2014 Food Service Temporary Employment Agency Cooked the Books To Pay Workers In Cash To Avoid Taxes and Workers’ Compensation (MA) – Margaret Mathes, Boseba Prum, Sam Pich, and Thaworn Promket, family members who operated International...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (9/11/2014) – Disability Did Not Interfere With Punching Bags, Planting Trees, and Shopping At Costco

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – September 11, 2014 Disability Did Not Interfere With Punching Bags, Planting Trees, and Shopping At Costco (CA) – Leonel Gonzalez has pled no contest to workers’ compensation fraud for double-dipping. Gonzalez claimed that a work injury prevented...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (9/22/2014) – Winery Shuts Down After Fines Are Levied Over Volunteer Workers

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – September 22, 2014 Winery Shuts Down After Fines Are Levied Over Volunteer Workers (CA) –Bill and Jill Smyth, the owners of the Westover Winery, are closing their business after they were fined $115,000 for allowing unpaid volunteers to work at their winery...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (9/25/2014) – Restaurant Owner Ordered To Repay $125,000 and Serve Time At Home With Electronic Monitoring

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – September 25, 2014 Restaurant Owner Ordered To Repay $125,000 and Serve Time At Home With Electronic Monitoring (WA) – Wanitta Racicot, the co-owner of the Broadway Bar and Grill restaurant, has pled guilty to felony theft for working while also receiving...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (10/2/2014) – Physician Recycled Old Patient Test Results To Bill For New Fake Neurological Tests

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – October 2, 2014 Physician Recycled Old Patient Test Results To Bill For New Fake Neurological Tests (NY) – Rajpaul Singh, M.D., who operated the Liberty Advance Medical P.C. clinic, has pled guilty to defrauding insurance companies and the New York State...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (10/9/2014) – Pro Wrestler Delivered Body Blows in the Ring While Claiming His Back Hurt

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – October 9, 2014 Pro Wrestler Delivered Body Blows in the Ring While Claiming His Back Hurt (OH) – Michael Meekins has pled guilty to workers’ compensation fraud. Meekins was performing as a professional wrestler while receiving disability benefits...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (10/16/2014) – Janitor Strikes Out When His Bowling Scores Prove His Fraud

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – October 16, 2014 Janitor Strikes Out When His Bowling Scores Prove His Fraud (CA) – Damon Fraticelli’s bowling prowess has led to him to plead guilty to workers’ compensation fraud. Fraticelli claimed that an injury at his job as a janitor...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (10/23/2014) – Federal Judge Did Not Waffle: Pancake Restaurant Owner Going To Prison For Fraud Scheme Despite Illness

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – October 23, 2014 Federal Judge Did Not Waffle: Pancake Restaurant Owner Going To Prison For Fraud Scheme Despite Illness (OH) – Tarek Elkafrawi, who once owned seven IHOP restaurants, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a scheme where he used...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (11/6/2014) – Skier Failed To Snow the Authorities and It’s All Downhill Now To a Year In Prison For Fraud

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – November 6, 2014 Skier Failed To Snow the Authorities and It’s All Downhill Now To a Year In Prison For Fraud (CA) – Former postal employee Mark Leung has been sentenced in federal court to a year in prison on charges of making a false statement...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (11/13/2014) – Home Healthcare Agency Owner Residing In Jail For a Month and Ordered To Pay Restitution of $124,000

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – November 13, 2014 Home Healthcare Agency Owner Residing In Jail For a Month and Ordered To Pay Restitution of $124,000 (OH) – Lawanna Porter, who operated Palladium Healthcare, a home healthcare agency, failed to report her employees and payroll to state...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (11/20/2014) – Veterans Home Baker Faked Pizza Injury To Get Workers’ Compensation For Tripping Over Her Dog

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – November 20, 2014 Veterans Home Baker Faked Pizza Injury To Get Workers’ Compensation For Tripping Over Her Dog (MT) – A jury has found Velma Irvin guilty of theft of workers’ compensation benefits. Irvin filed a workers’ compensation...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (11/27/2014) – Feds Effort To Stamp Out Workers’ Compensation Fraud Catches Postal Employee In Seven-Year Disability Scam

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – November 27, 2014 Feds Effort To Stamp Out Workers’ Compensation Fraud Catches Postal Employee In Seven-Year Disability Scam (MD) – Postal employee Colette Lee has pled guilty to making false statements to obtain federal employee compensation benefits...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (12/11/2014) – Former Bridezilla Arrested For Felony Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – December 11, 2014 Former Bridezilla Arrested For Felony Workers’ Compensation Fraud (CA) – Anita Maxwell has been arrested on 14 counts of insurance fraud for allegedly submitting fraudulent documents and making false claims to receive more than...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (12/18/2014) – Day Care Owner Avoids Jail After Second Conviction For Failing To Pay Workers’ Compensation Premiums

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – December 18, 2014 Day Care Owner Avoids Jail After Second Conviction For Failing To Pay Workers’ Compensation Premiums (OH) – Rose Marinescu has been was placed on two years of community control and ordered to pay restitution of more than $25,000...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (12/25/2014) – Former Cops In California and Illinois Faked Disability To Get Checks Until Caught On Video

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – December 18, 2014 California Highway Patrol Officer Convicted Of Workers' Compensation Fraud (CA) – Former Officer Tony Yao, a five-year veteran of CHP, has been convicted of making false statements and filing a false claim. Yao filed a workers'...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (1/8/2015) – Congressman Pleads Guilty To Fraud After Cheating IRS and New York Workers’ Compensation System

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – January 8, 2015 Congressman Pleads Guilty To Fraud After Cheating IRS and New York Workers’ Compensation System (NY) – New York Congressman Michael Grimm has pled guilty to aiding and assisting the preparation of a false tax return. Grimm admitted...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (1/22/2015) – Toy Gun, Not Work, Caused Broken Tooth To Hurt

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – January 22, 2015 Toy Gun, Not Work, Caused Broken Tooth To Hurt (OK) – Nicholas Hurt has been charged with workers’ compensation fraud. Hurt, a tower technician at Cellular Consulting, claimed that he broke his tooth at work when he threw a chain...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (1/29/2015) – Super Bowl Week Fraud: Insurer Wants Disability Money Back From Former Star NFL Lineman Turned Personal Injury Lawyer

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – January 29, 2015 Super Bowl Week Fraud: Insurer Wants Disability Money Back From Former Star NFL Lineman Turned Personal Injury Lawyer (CA) – Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Brad Culpepper, who now is a well-known personal injury attorney...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (2/5/2015) – Prosecutor Still Seeks Jail Time For Owner of Food Service Temp Agency Who Cooked the Books and Is Now Diagnosed With Alzheimer's Disease

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – February 5, 2015 Prosecutor Still Seeks Jail Time For Owner of Food Service Temp Agency Who Cooked the Books and Is Now Diagnosed With Alzheimer's Disease (MA) – The U.S. Department of Justice has recommended a jail sentence of three years for Margaret...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (2/12/2015) – Disabled Offshore Oil Worker Must Have Thought That Lawn Care Was Not Like Working

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – February 12, 2015 Disabled Offshore Oil Worker Must Have Thought That Lawn Care Was Not Like Working (LA) – Mervin Noel has been sentenced to six months in prison and six months of home confinement for lying in order to continue receiving disability benefits...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (2/19/2015) – Subway Employee Got Drunk At Home and Tripped Over Her Dog

Subway Employee Got Drunk At Home and Tripped Over Her Dog (MT) – Melody Collier has been ordered to pay restitution of more than $16,000 in illegal workers’ compensation benefits. Collier’s claim stated that she injured her knee while working at a Subway Sandwich shop in a Walmart...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (2/26/2015) – Fraud Conviction of Pest Service Technician Affirmed On Appeal

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – February 26, 2015 Fraud Conviction of Pest Service Technician Affirmed On Appeal (CA) – Victor Santiesteban’s conviction for making a fraudulent statement in his workers’ compensation claim and attempted perjury under oath has been upheld by...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (3/5/2015) – Will Seahawks’ Super Bowl Loss Cause Even More Pain For This Workers’ Compensation Fraudster?

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – March 5, 2015 Will Seahawks’ Super Bowl Loss Cause Even More Pain For This Workers’ Compensation Fraudster? (WA) – Jeffory Mock Jr., who must be a diehard Seattle Seahawks fan, has been charged with faking on-the-job injuries and using the...