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, convictions and investigations.
Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter - August 30, 2012
Roofer Nailed For Lack Of Workers' Compensation Insurance (WA) - David Erick Rau, doing business as Davey's Roofing, has been charged with intentional false reporting, a class C felony, for failing to report his workers in an apparent effort to avoid paying workers' compensation premiums for them. In April 2010, a man working for Mr. Rau fell from a roof and was badly hurt. Since then, payments for this injured worker, covering medical treatment and time-loss benefits, have reached more than $70,000 and are increasing as he continues to recover. In 2001, Rau was fined for failing to report his employees, but he continued to operate without workers' compensation insurance until he was caught again last year. Read more
Housing Authority Executive Director Reinstated To Job As Fraud Case Proceeds (OH) - The Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority board of directors has voted to reinstate executive director Anna Schnippel to her job after a two month suspension. Schnippel has been charged with knowingly approving a fraudulent workers' compensation claim for her approval of a workers' compensation claim for the agency's receptionist, Cheryl Lawson. Lawson claimed that she was injured during a police raid of the agency concerning the shredding of agency documents when she tried to block the police officers from entering the offices. Lawson has been charged with falsification relating to the filing of her claim and workers' compensation fraud for giving false information during the investigation of her claim. Read more
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