Work Comp Fraud Leads to Eight Felony Charges

A 39-year-old California man may pay the price for filing a workers’ compensation claim after being injured in a rollover auto accident while he was working. He is facing eight felony charges alleging work comp insurance fraud and attempted perjury. 

ICW Group’s Special Investigations Unit and Claims Department collaborated on investigative surveillance after the man’s ongoing physical complaints raised concerns. Claiming he had too many injuries to work, the man was observed doing landscape construction with no apparent signs of distress. When deposed, this individual stated he has not worked since the accident because he remained severely hampered by his injuries, explaining that he could not lift more than a gallon of milk.  

With surveillance clearly contradicting his ongoing claims of physical limitations, the matter was referred to law enforcement, who has now filed a criminal case. ICW Group will continue to cooperate with law enforcement as this matter moves 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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