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 the road, a second vehicle impacted his tow truck, coming into contact with him in the process and resulting in injuries.

As the claim progressed, concerns developed that the man exaggerated his injuries. ICW Group’s Claims Department dispatched a surveillance investigator to attempt to verify whether this man was being truthful in his reports of ongoing physical limitations. Surveillance ultimately revealed a physically capable individual, distinctly different than his claims of remaining very limited in his capacity to work, let alone be physically active. Surveillance footage displays this individual as not only active but capable enough to push a vehicle without any apparent hesitation or restriction.

The case was compiled by ICW Group’s Special Investigations Unit and the matter was referred to law enforcement based upon evidence gathered. San Diego County District Attorney’s Office investigated the matter, finding sufficient cause to file criminal charges. The individual is considered innocent until proven guilty. ICW Group will continue to cooperate with law enforcement as this matter proceeds through the criminal justice process.

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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