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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...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (3/12/2015) – Husband and Wife Hotel Owners Will Be Long-Term Guests At the 'Hótel Prisón' Chain After Hiring Undocumented Workers

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – March 12, 2015 Husband and Wife Hotel Owners Will Be Long-Term Guests At the 'Hótel Prisón' Chain After Hiring Undocumented Workers (KS) – Munir Ahmad Chaudary, the co-owner of two Clarion Hotels in the Kansas City area, has been...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (3/19/2015) – Surveillance Footage Showed Workers’ Compensation Claimant Trimming Trees and Repairing Cars While Collecting Benefits

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – March 19, 2015 Surveillance Footage Showed Workers’ Compensation Claimant Trimming Trees and Repairing Cars While Collecting Benefits (OH) – Adelbert Tyman has pled guilty to workers’ compensation fraud for double-dipping. After receiving an...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (3/26/2015) – Owner of Food Service Temp Agency Who Cooked the Books Gets More Years In Prison After Exaggerating Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – March 26, 2015 Owner of Food Service Temp Agency Who Cooked the Books Gets More Years In Prison After Exaggerating Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis (MA) – Margaret Mathes, who along with her daughter, Bosea Prum, and two other co-defendant relatives,...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (4/2/2015) – Grandson Forged Grandma’s Signature After Her Death So He Could Collect Her Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – April 2, 2015 Grandson Forged Grandma’s Signature After Her Death So He Could Collect Her Workers’ Compensation Benefits (WA) – Morgan Hopkins, who collected nearly $200,000 by claiming his grandmother was still alive years after her death...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (4/16/2015) – Employees Of Workers’ Compensation Insurer Used Stolen Money To Buy High-End Mercedes Benz G-Class Luxury SUV

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – April 16, 2015 Employees Of Workers’ Compensation Insurer Used Stolen Money To Buy High-End Mercedes Benz G-Class Luxury SUV (CA) – Catherine Gregoire and Adela Belfrey have been arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, false...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (4/23/2015) – Facebook Posts and Video Crashes Workers’ Compensation Free Ride For BMX Biker

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – April 23, 2015 Facebook Posts and Video Crashes Workers’ Compensation Free Ride For BMX Biker (WA) – Tony Perry Sr. has pled guilty to stealing more than $14,000 in disability benefits and has been ordered to pay restitution and serve 15 days in...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (4/30/2015) – Security Officer At Marijuana Medical Dispensary Injured During Two Robberies With No Workers’ Compensation To Cover Medical Bills

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – April 30, 2015 Security Officer At Marijuana Medical Dispensary Injured During Two Robberies With No Workers’ Compensation To Cover Medical Bills (CA) – Tiffany Shorter and Jabe Satterfield, the owners of the Green Cactus Collective Medical Marijuana...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (5/7/2015) – Cop Participated In Ice Bucket Challenge While Disabled

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – May 7, 2015 Cop Participated In Ice Bucket Challenge While Disabled (CA) – Pasadena police officer Jaime Robison has been charged with insurance fraud for allegedly participating in an “Ice Bucket Challenge”, despite claiming that she had a...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (5/14/2015) – Fishing in Alaska Hooks Fishy Disability Claim

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – May 14, 2015 Fishing in Alaska Hooks Fishy Disability Claim (AK) – Amancio Agcaoili, Jr. has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to fraud and theft charges. Agcaoili, a Postal Service employee, devised a scheme to receive...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (5/21/2015) – Convicted Owner of Security Sentry Firm Will Get To Know the Guards On the Other Side of the Fence

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – May 21, 2015 Convicted Owner of Security Sentry Firm Will Get To Know the Guards On the Other Side of the Fence (OH) – Gregory Oakes, doing business as American Sentry Inc./Delta Elite Inc., will serve 90 days in jail for altering workers’ compensation...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (6/4/2015) – Taxi Driver For Amish Community Pleads Guilty To Theft

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – June 4, 2015 Taxi Driver For Amish Community Pleads Guilty To Theft (OH) – John Melvin has pled guilty to one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony. Authorities received an anonymous allegation that Melvin was working as a taxi driver for the Amish community...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (6/11/2015) – Louisville Businessman Sentenced To Years In Prison and Ordered To Pay Millions in Restitution For Massive Tax and Fraud Scheme

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – June 11, 2015 Louisville Businessman Sentenced To Years In Prison and Ordered To Pay Millions in Restitution For Massive Tax and Fraud Scheme (NY) – Anthony Huff, a Louisville, Kentucky businessman with national business interests, has been sentenced to...