False Accusation Leads to Insurance Fraud Charge

A California woman filed a workers' compensation claim against her employer for injuries after allegedly being struck by a 10-pound object thrown at her by a co-worker. As a...

The Writing is on the “Dry” Wall

A 57-year-old drywall installer suffered multiple injuries after crashing his vehicle while driving from a job site. He complained of back pain but declined medical treatment and resumed working...

Surveillance Reveals Machine Operator’s Scheme

A 37-year-old machine operator claimed to have sustained injuries to multiple body parts while working for one of ICW Group's customers in Southern California. Based upon no report of...

Investigation Update: Plumber Scam Results in $104,000 Restitution

Following up on a work comp fraud case we featured in an article last year, a 28-year-old San Diego plumber pled guilty to felony insurance fraud charges surrounding his...

The Buck Stops Ear

Witness statements often play a key role in claim investigations and are equally as important to a criminal investigation, if not more so. In the case of a Sacramento-based landscaper,...

California Caregiver Charged for Inflating Injury Claim

A 57-year-old California woman working as a caregiver broke her ankle as a result of a fall at a client’s home. The woman was provided with medical treatment, ultimately...

Workers’ Comp Fraud Case Results in Restitution

Recently we told you about a California woman who was charged with felony insurance fraud by the Los Angeles County District Attorney after discovering she lied about a pre-existing...

Don’t Wrestle with the Law

In 2019, an HVAC installer alleged a fractured finger from tightening a valve at work, which he initially reported to his employer that same day. A few hours later, he...

The Tale of a False COVID-19 Test

An employee decided that work got in the way of taking the weekend off to attend a football game with his girlfriend. Together they concocted a scheme to create...

Insurance Fraud Charge Leads to Restitution

In a 2021 Fraud Friday feature, we told you about a California man charged with eight felony counts of insurance fraud and attempted perjury after filing a workers' compensation claim for...