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...

Get Paid Twice and Pay the Price

A maintenance worker has been charged with felony insurance fraud following an investigation by the ICW Group Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. The case...

Commit Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fraud, and It Will Cost You

In early 2022 we told you about an upholsterer who was caught working another job under a different identity while earning disability benefits. ICW Group's Special Investigation Unit (SIU) launched...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...