NEW YORK Horsing Around with Workers Comp
A deputy sheriff, out of work for the past 14 months was indicted for allegedly stealing $56,000 in workers’ compensation benefits by falsely claiming she was injured by falling down the stairs at the sheriff’s office. In fact, she was thrown off her horse. (workersxzcompxzkit)
As a result of collecting workers’ comp, the employee received her full salary, tax-free, without using accrued sick time.
CONNECTICUT Getting Paid Three Ways
A correctional worker received $12,656 in workers’ compensation benefits based on his claim of being injured at the state’s correctional facility.
While out on work comp, the man operated a pellet business for which he just happens to be in the eye of the state’s attorney general for non-performance of his delivery agreements after accepting advance payments from customers for pellets. (workersxzcompxzkit)
He now faces charges of first-degree larceny, work comp fraud and failure to maintain workers’ compensation.
The alleged fraudster, is on paid administrative leave from his job as a corrections officer until the investigation against him is resolved.
Author Robert Elliott, executive vice president, Amaxx Risks Solutions, Inc. has worked successfully for 20 years with many industries to reduce Workers’ Compensation costs, including airlines, health care, manufacturing, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. He can be contacted at: Robert_Elliott@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com or 860-786-8286.
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