Orange County deputy accused of collecting workers’ comp while doing CrossFit

An Orange County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with perjury and insurance fraud for allegedly engaging in heavy CrossFit exercises while collecting compensation for work-related injuries. The 36-year-old Laguna Niguel man was arrested on Friday and charged with 11 felony counts of insurance fraud and seven felony counts of perjury under oath, according to the […]

Tacoma-area man sentenced to 45 days for workers’ compensation fraud

A Tacoma-area man accused of working multiple jobs while getting more than $81,000 in workers’ compensation has been sentenced to 45 days in jail. Prosecutors said Johnson hurt his lower back and chest when he fell in an icy parking lot while working at a recreational vehicle company. As a result he started getting workers’ […]

Washington RV salesman caught in workers’ comp scam

A Tacoma, Washington RV salesman who claimed he couldn’t work because of an on-the-job injury has been ordered to pay back more than $81,000 in state disability benefits. Business Examiner (Tacoma, Wash.)

Cleveland-area medical clinic named in workers’ compensation fraud indictment

A chain of Cleveland-area medical clinics was indicted on racketeering and other charges that accuse her and a doctor of defrauding Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation by billing the state for medical procedures that never happened. The charges include workers’ compensation fraud, conspiracy and corruption. The clinic also faces charges of tampering with records and […]

New York: Rochester woman charged with more than $34K in workers’ comp fraud

A 44-year-old woman has been arrested for defrauding the New York workers’ compensation system, according to the state’s inspector general. The Rochester resident initially began receiving workers’ compensation in 2002 after she suffered knee and leg injuries after she slipped and fell off a curb in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant where she […]

New Jersey: Paterson pays out $1.75M in workers’ comp claims

The city of Paterson, New Jersey settled 34 separate workers compensation cases last Tuesday, paying out $1,758,557, according to city officials. Three largest cases in the batch involved firefighters and police officers. The largest claim approved went to a firefighter who received $154,800 for allegedly injuring his left hand, left elbow, and neck while pulling […]