Massive workers comp scams are still as popular as ever

Beverly Hills couple targeted as leaders of massive workers’ comp scam

https://www.scpr.org/news/2017/04/20/70980/beverly-hills-couple-targeted-as-leaders-of-massiv/The Orange County District Attorney has filed charges against 26 doctors, pharmacists and business owners in a crackdown on an alleged $40 million workers’ compensation fraud that involved overbilling for unnecessary compound creams and urine tests.

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New Canaan Custodian Committed Worker’s Comp Fraud

https://patch.com/connecticut/newcanaan/new-canaan-custodian-committed-workers-comp-fraud-officialsCourtney Wills, 37, of Bridgeport collected more than $21,000 in worker’s compensation benefits after he suffered an injury in April 2016.

Wills is a custodian at New Canaan High School.

He was later observed installing carpets and said under oath he …

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Modesto doctors accused in major fraud case plead not guilty; patients react

https://www.modbee.com/news/article146119414.htmlShe was once a workers compensation patient of Dr. William Pistel at Stanislaus Orthopaedic.

“Whatever they were doing was doing me no good, but workers comp was getting billed,” Ozimek said.

The six local doctors charged in a $40 million fraudulent …

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Massive workers comp fraud ring uncovered in California

https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170421/NEWS08/912313031/40-million-workers-comp-fraud-ring-uncovered-in-CaliforniaMore than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and business owners in California are facing insurance fraud charges in an alleged $40 million fraudulent workers compensation medical billing and kickback operation uncovered by federal, state, and local …

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Appeals Court Affirms Texas Physician’s Workers’ Comp Fraud Conviction

Douglas was convicted and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for overbilling Texas Mutual for medical evaluations performed on injured workers.

Before the 2014 conviction, Texas Mutual had investigated Douglas and Western Medical Evaluators, …

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Modesto doctors mum on allegations of large fraud, kickback scheme

https://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article145758059.htmlThe news release claims the Kings purchased the creams from Steven’s Pharmacy for $15 to $40 per tube, but workers compensation insurance carriers were billed $250 to $700 for each tube.

The Kings also are accused of a scam involving the purchase …

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Golfing leads to workers comp fraud conviction

https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170417/NEWS08/912312938/Golfing-leads-to-Montana-workers-compensation-fraud-conviction-David-HowkeA Montana man who was videotaped lifting furniture and playing golf while collecting workers compensation benefits pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal theft and will have to pay back nearly $27,500, according to a statement issued Thursday by …

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Former Amsterdam employee admits to workers’ compensation scam

https://wnyt.com/news/william-forte-former-amsterdam-montgomery-county-employee-admits-to-workers-compensation-scam/4452898/A former city of Amsterdam employee has pleaded guilty to scamming the workers’ compensation system.

The state inspector general says 51-year-old William Forte was working for the city when he claimed he wasn’t working at all.

He’s also seen using an …

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Auburn man gets jail time for using a fake name in $114K workers’ comp scam

Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese on April 5 sentenced Pablo Francisco Castillo Murguia, 40, for felony first-degree theft and ordered him to repay $114,752 for cash benefits and medical and vocational services he wrongfully received …

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Owners of California Hotel Cleaning Firm Plead Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud

https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2017/04/11/447519.htmThey were accused of concealing the existence of 800 employees over nearly a decade to avoid paying millions in payroll taxes and workers’ compensation insurance.

Steven Kwon pleaded guilty to felony charges related to fraud and employment tax …

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