N.H. Man to Complete Community Service for Workers’ Comp Fraud

May 19, 2008

New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly A. Ayotte and Insurance Commissioner Roger A. Sevigny reported the conviction of Donald Rankin for one count of theft related to a deceptive a workers’ compensation insurance claim.

Officials said that Rankin, 53, of Goshen, pled guilty at the Sullivan County Superior Court and was sentenced by Judge John P. Arnold to six months in the House of Corrections and a $4,000 fine, both of which were suspended pending the completion of 200 hours of community service, the writing of an apology letter to the insurance carrier, and the payment of $2,279.40 in restitution.

According to officials, the charges arose while Rankin was receiving workers’ compensation payments from MEMIC, an insurance carrier. From October, 2005 to January, 2006, these payments were made because, officials said, Rankin created the false impression that he could not work as a truck driver. As a result, Rankin received workers’ compensation benefits totaling $2,279.40.

The conviction is the result of a joint effort by the Attorney General’s Office and the Insurance Department Fraud Unit.

Source: N.H. Insurance Department

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