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 A Lot Of Leaks, a 28-year-old plumber claimed to injure his back on the job. Although diagnostic testing found no clear cause for his injury, this individual complained of ongoing pain and discomfort.    

ICW Group’s Special Investigations Unit launched investigative surveillance on behalf of our policyholder and found this individual engaging in multiple physical activities, including lifting and pulling a trailer loaded with an ATV along with an undisclosed second job. 

The fraud team referred the matter to law enforcement. The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges, which resulted in a guilty plea. ICW Group is currently pursuing recovery of monies paid due to this individual’s brazen attempt to steal from the system.

Christopher Dill
Christopher Dill
Christopher Dill is the Special Investigations Unit Director at ICW Group Insurance Company. A Fraud Claims Law Specialist designee, he was a recipient of the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association’s Investigation of the Year Award for his significant contribution to the successful resolution of “Operation Back Lash” – one of the largest workers’ compensation health care bribery schemes ever uncovered in San Diego County. Christopher has participated in over 30 criminal cases surrounding medical and legal providers attempting to defraud the Workers’ Compensation system. Christopher’s approach to insurance fraud investigations is a holistic one. From preventative education campaigns, to data analytics, to time tested investigative, and intelligence gathering techniques, it is Christopher’s belief that a multi-faceted approach to insurance fraud is necessary to a successful defense.

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