California: Vacaville man pleads guilty to mail fraud charge

A 65-year-old Vacaville man who bilked more than $120,000 in workers’ compensation funds for an alleged back injury after working for the U.S. Postal Service for six months nearly 30 years ago has pleaded guilty in Sacramento to a felony mail fraud charge. Daily Republic

Postal worker collected workers’ comp while training as bus driver

A 24-year-old Maryland man has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay restitution after investigators discovered he had been collecting workers’ compensation from the U.S. Postal Service while training as a Washington D.C. bus driver. Washington Post

Ohio justices reinstate workers’ comp law addressing appeals

Ruling on a suit filed by a Ford Motor Co. worker who filed two workers’ compensation claims, the Ohio Supreme Court has concluded that state legislators had a legitimate reason to enact a 2006 law that was intended to reduce delays of appeals in workers’ compensation cases. Also last week, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ […]

Louisiana business owner arrested for tax fraud

The owner of a Baton Rouge auto dealership and repair business has been jailed for failing to provide unemployment insurance for employees and willful failure to provide workers’ compensation insurance. WGNO (Metairie, La.)

Business owner who defrauded insurer lands in prison

The 50-year-old owner of a Lakewood, New Jersey has been sentenced to three years in prison for misclassifying workers to get lower workers’ compensation rates. The company has been fined $100,000. The company said most of its employees were office workers performing clerical tasks, when in reality they were warehouse workers who performed higher-risk jobs. […]