A California mail carrier who claimed she was injured and obtained nearly a quarter of a million dollars in worker's compensation has been accused of fraud after allegedly spending her time launching a career in mixed martial arts.
The woman is facing time in federal prison for fraud and theft for opening a pair of MMA gyms, named TNT MMA/Boxing, in Roseville and Elk Grove.
Federal investigators said the suspect, filed a claim for worker's comp following an injury in 2005. For the next four years, she never returned to work and continued to file for more money, eventually collecting $250,000, according to the indictment. (workersxzcompxzkit)
Court documents also allege the woman signed federal documents and personal letters claiming she wasn't working, couldn't work, was not self-employed or in another business. (workersxzcompxzkit)
Investigators discovered a clip on YouTube promoting the TNT MMA/Boxing gyms, allegedly showing the woman giving a tour of one of the gyms, owned by Buxmann Entertainment Inc.
The woman faces 15 criminal counts and up to 20 years in prison.
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