The Case of the Double Dipping Upholsterer

A 36-year-old upholsterer alleged multiple injuries against his employer of three years, following his termination for stealing company materials. A week after his termination, he sought medical treatment and was...

History of Injuries Revealed, Criminal Charges Follow

A 56-year-old education assistant claimed to injure her elbow while pulling a gate open at work. Some five months later, this California woman claimed to aggravate the injury to...

Detailer’s Deceptive Scheme Derailed

A 39-year-old auto detailer claimed to injure his back after a coworker backed a car into him. Coworkers reported seeing no sign of impact, nor him falling to the...

The Truth Lies in the Evidence

Insurance fraud is an intentional crime that involves a lie made to a person or entity with the intent to receive something not rightfully owed to that person. When...

All I Want for Christmas is a Security Camera

Surveillance can play a pivotal role in a workers’ compensation claim investigation.  Whether it's performed by the insurance company or captured by a business’ internal cameras, surveillance can help...

Investigation Update: Plumber Pleads Guilty After He’s Caught on Surveillance

A San Diego man has pled guilty to felony insurance fraud charges surrounding his attempt to defraud the workers’ compensation system.   As featured in a previous story, Plumber’s Story Has...

Changing Story Signals Fraud

A 35-year-old California man is charged with five felonies for his botched attempt to defraud his employer through a false workers’ compensation claim. After injuring his knee due to...

Investigation Update: Double Dipping Painter Repays $12K

As featured in a previous Fraud Friday story, ICW Group SIU Busts Painter for Double-Dipping Work Comp Fraud, a tip led to ICW Group’s discovery of a California man...

ICW Group SIU Busts Painter for Double-Dipping Work Comp Fraud

A recently hired painter filed a claim for a right elbow injury which he allegedly sustained while working. As a result of his claimed limitations, he was eligible for...

Foggy Memory Leads to Criminal Charges

A 50-year-old woman in California claimed to injure her back, hip, and neck as a result of falling while descending a ladder at work. A workers' compensation claim was filed....