Semi-pro football player pleads guilty to workers’ compensation fraud

A semi-professional football player recently pleaded guilty on two counts of workers’ compensation fraud. According to court documents, Jason Fitch collected workers’ compensation benefits from the county sheriff’s office while he was playing football for the Oklahoma City Bounty Hunters. KOCO (Oklahoma City) [with video]

LWCC seeks payment reimbursement for accident claim

Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corp. is seeking damages after an allegedly negligent individual caused a car accident and injured a city employee. LWCC filed a suit against Brad Miller, Allied Sales and Service Co. Inc., and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. in late May. Louisiana Record

Ringling acrobats sue over 2014 fall

The eight acrobats injured in a fall that sent them hurtling to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center floor in Providence, Rhode Island are suing the company that manages the center and the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority for negligence for their role in the incident. The acrobats suffered broken bones and internal injuries. A spokesman recently […]

Pennsylvania: 43 charged with insurance fraud

A total of 43 people across Pennsylvania, including more than a dozen from the Philadelphia area, were charged following an insurance fraud investigation. The charges were part of a sweep, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office announced earlier this month. WPVI (Philadelphia)

Woman who claimed to blow whistle on health care fraud is herself accused of fraud

Christine Craighead says she blew the whistle on a large health care fraud committed by a Dallas attorney who worked for her company, which has resulted in federal indictments. But the government refuses to acknowledge that, she says, because she and her brother-in-law are themselves accused of plotting a large health care fraud at their […]