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...

10 Steps to Fraud Prevention

With the New Year upon us, the anticipation of fresh starts and optimism fills the air. Don’t let work comp fraud spoil your year ahead. ICW Group’s Special Investigations Unit...

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...

Buyer Beware: Holiday Shopping Alert

Online retail makes up a progressively greater proportion of all purchases worldwide. According to statista.com, internet purchases were made by over 2 billion people worldwide in 2020. Coming in at...

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...

Post Pandemic Fraud Prevention

In case you missed it, it’s not too late. You can now view our most recent anti-fraud training session on demand. During International Fraud Awareness Week, ICW Group’s Special Investigations...

Fighting Fraud is a Global Effort

Each year, organizations worldwide come together to promote anti-fraud awareness and education during International Fraud Awareness Week. ICW Group is once again a proud participant of this year's event...

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...