California: Lake Forest man pleads guilty to attacking co-worker, false insurance claim

A 66-year-old Lake Forest, California man pleaded guilty last week to physically attacking a co-worker at an Irvine plant, following a dispute over how the victim had been operating a forklift, and then filing a false workers’ compensation claim related to the altercation. The victim received eight stitches as a result of the attack and […]

California: Another Torrance police officer alleges discrimination

A former Torrance, California police officer, who was honored for heroism in 2014 for helping rescue a woman from her burning car, is the second current or former officer to sue the city this year for alleged discrimination, harassment and retaliation. The former officer claims he was harassed after filing a workers’ compensation claim in […]

Former TSA officer pleads guilty to more than $30K in workers’ comp fraud

A 76-year-old former Transportation Security Administration officer pleaded guilty late last week in federal court in Boston to fraudulently obtaining more than $30,000 in workers’ compensation. The defendant, a security official at Barnstable Municipal Airport in Massachusetts from 2002 to 2011, allegedly collected benefits for a workplace injury while providing paid lawn irrigation services and […]

New Jersey prosecutors charge commercial roofer with reporting false payroll info

A 36-year-old Pennsauken, New Jersey commercial roofing contractor faces charges of insurance fraud for allegedly providing false payroll information to reduce his company’s workers’ compensation premiums, according to prosecutors. The offense is punishable by up to five years in prison. NJ Advance Media

Former Milwaukee police officer charged with forgery

A Milwaukee police officer who was forced to return to work following reforms to the requirements for duty disability retirement faces charges of forgery and unauthorized use of personal identifying information, for allegedly altering documents from her doctor to say she was prohibited from “any interaction with the general public.” The officer retired on duty […]

New York: Nyack taxi company owner, employees charged with fraud

The owner of a Nyack, New York taxi service and three employees are facing criminal charges that include underreporting income during two years and failing to secure workers’ compensation insurance and unemployment insurance for employees. Each defendant faces up to seven years in prison if convicted. MidHudsonNews