A New York woman was arraigned on felony charges of first-degree identity theft and third degree grand larceny in the City of Hudson Court.
Accused of stealing the identity of a dead person to stay illegally in the United States and of stealing more than $12,000 in workers' compensation benefits, according to the New York State Insurance Department, the woman, a Mexican citizen, admitted buying the deceased person’s social security number to create a false identity when she entered the U.S. more than 10 years ago.
Authorities say the woman started receiving workers' comp benefits after injuring her arms and back while working for a different employer in 2001. (workersxzcompxzkit)
She continued to accept benefits after getting a job as a driver for a local clinic, where she also serves as interpreter for Spanish-speaking clients.
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 860-553-6604.
Podcast/Webcast: How To Prevent Fraudulent Workers' Compensation Claims Click Here http://www.workerscompkit.com/gallagher/podcast/Fraudulent_Workers_Compensation_Claims/index.php
WC Books: http://www.reduceyourworkerscomp.com/workers-comp-books-manuals.php
TD Calculator: www.reduceyourworkerscomp.com/transitional-duty-cost-calculator.php
WC Calculator: http://www.reduceyourworkerscomp.com/calculator.php
Do not use this information without independent verification. All state laws vary. You should consult with your insurance broker or agent about workers' comp issues.