Melissa Halsell, 48, of Pomona, California surrendered recently to detectives of the California Department of Insurance Fraud Division at the Pomona Police Department and was booked on one felony count of workers compensation fraud and one count of attempted perjury after allegedly filing a workers comp claim for a pre-existing medical condition and denying she had received prior treatment.
After working at MV Transportation for three months, Halsell filed a workers comp claim alleging she was injured on the job.
An investigation by California Department of Insurance detectives revealed Halsell had pre-existing injuries and had received prior medical treatment for them. During a deposition Halsell denied ever receiving treatment.
The claim was ultimately denied after her extensive, undisclosed medical records were discovered.
Author Kori Shafer-Stack, Editor, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is an expert in post-injury response procedures and part of the Amaxx team helping companies reduce their workers compensation costs by 20% to 50%. www.reduceyourworkerscomp.com. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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