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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...

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...

How to Defend Your Business From The Modern Fraudster

Recently I offered advice on how to detect and defend against the modern workers’ compensation fraudster in an article in Risk Management Magazine. Titled "Deterring Complex Workers' Comp Fraud,"...

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...
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Up Before Sunrise

In the early hours of the morning, it is not uncommon for ICW Group’s Special Investigations Unit to be working. Fraud schemes are often complex. Inherently, they are puzzles...

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...

Tow Truck Driver Pushes It Too Far

A 39-year-old tow truck driver has now been charged with 15 criminal counts related to his workers’ compensation claim. While attending to a disabled vehicle on the side of...

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...
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What is a Fraud Blog?

I must admit….I have never read a blog. I hear that they are popular. Strike that, I hear(d) that they were popular, so my Googling started; “what is a...

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...