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Texas Man Pleads Guilty To Workers’ Comp Fraud


El Paso, TX (WorkersCompensation.com) – Texas Mutual Insurance Company reported in August that a Travis  County district court sentenced Sergio Garcia of El Paso, Texas on workers’  compensation fraud-related charges. The court sentenced Garcia to two years of  deferred adjudication and 50 hours of community service. It also ordered Garcia  to pay $1,800 in restitution to Texas Mutual.

Garcia reported a job-related injury while working as a laborer for Sun Fab  Industrial Contractors Inc. of El Paso, Texas. He claimed he was unable to work  as a result of the injury, and Texas Mutual began paying income benefits to  him.

Meanwhile, Texas Mutual uncovered evidence that Garcia was working as a truck  driver for a Kansas-based company while receiving income benefits.

Investigators call this type of scam double-dipping because the claimant  collects benefits for being too injured to work when he or she is, in fact,  gainfully employed. Texas law requires claimants to contact their workers’ comp  carrier when they return to work. Left unchecked, double-dipping and other  workers’ comp fraud can lead to higher premiums for all Texas employers.

Remember, call us for any of your fraud needs… We will catch them! Bottomline.  We will dave your company money!

14 August, 2011 compnewsnetwork

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