Work Comp Fraud: Caught on tape

An “injured” worker on disability was found to be working again, this time as a janitor for an office building. Five hours of surveillance video showed him exceeding his modified duty restrictions while working for his new employer. In a deposition, his testimony was contradicted by the surveillance video. When his primary treating physician and the panel qualified medical evaluator viewed the video, the case was referred to the DA’s office.

The claimant was sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to pay $36,573 in restitution to the insurance company. Estimated Savings: $36,573.