Okla. Man Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud

August 4, 2005

A Duncan, Okla., man will pay more than $15,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud in Oklahoma County District Court, according to State Attorney General Drew Edmondson.

Curtis Ray Jackson, 61, was charged March 10, 2004, after investigators discovered he was installing fencing while receiving permanent total disability payments for a 1987 injury he sustained while working at the 4-J Ranch in Loco, Okla.

Jackson was ordered to serve a five-year suspended sentence and pay a $50 fine and court costs. He will also serve one year of supervised probation and pay $15,132.96 restitution to CompSource, the insurance policy holder for the 4-J Ranch.

“This case illustrates CompSource Oklahoma’s continuing commitment to investigate fraud and assist the attorney general in fighting all types of workers compensation fraud,” said Lance Loper, CompSource director of Internal Audit and Special Investigations Unit. “Workers compensation fraud raises the insurance premiums of all Oklahoma employers. We are committed to keeping costs down for our policyholders.”

Jackson was prosecuted by the attorney general’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit.

The Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit has statewide jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute workers’ compensation fraud. Anyone with information regarding workers’ compensation fraud can call the attorney general’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud hotline toll-free at (877) 800-8764.

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