Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter 11/13/2009 - Recent Arrests, Charges & Convictions

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter 11/13/2009 - Recent Arrests, Charges & Convictions

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, and convictions.



Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – November 13, 2009

Oriskany-Based Developer Withdraws Part of His Guilty Plea in Connection With Alleged Workers’ Comp Insurance Scam (NY) – A federal judge has agreed to allow Oriskany-based developer Robert “Skip” Anderson Sr. to withdraw his guilty plea  to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in connection with an alleged scheme linked to the Oriska Insurance Company in 2006. Read more

Ex-Employment Development Worker Pleads Guilty in Disability Payment Racket (CA) – A former California Employment Development Department worker pleaded guilty to defrauding the state of more than $110,000 by approving false disability claims for friends. Read more

Insurer Fined for Mishandling Claims (OR) – The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services recently fined Providence Health Plans $30,000 for mishandling nearly 7,000 claims. Read more

Puyallup Man Charged With Workers’ Comp Fraud (WA) – Christopher Robin Briejer has been charged with 57 counts of felony theft for allegedly collecting workers' compensation benefits illegally. An investigation by the Dept. of Labor & Industries determined that Briejer had suffered an unrelated injury during the time he said no other injuries had occurred since his 2000 workplace injury claim. Read more

Redding Man Sentenced for Workers’ Comp Fraud (CA) – Jason Valli was sentenced for false or fraudulent statements to obtain workers’ comp benefits. Surveillance tape showed him playing basketball, but in his deposition, he denied playing basketball since being injured. Read more

Salinas Chiropractor and Ex-HR Manager Both Plead Not Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud (CA) – Steven Davis of Davis Chiropractic and David Polk, a retired human relations manager for Smurfit-Stone, entered pleas of not guilty on charges that they conspired with one another to commit fraud against three workers. Read more