Truck Driver Sentenced for Workers’ Comp Fraud in Texas

October 16, 2006

Texas Mutual Insurance Company reported that a Travis County court sentenced Jerry S. Amaya of Cedar Creek, Texas, on workers’ comp fraud-related charges. The court sentenced Amaya to one year of probation and ordered him to pay $1,455 in restitution to Texas Mutual Insurance Company, plus costs.

Amaya reported a job-related injury while working as a truck driver for Yarrington Road Materials LP. He claimed he was unable to work as a result of the injuries, and Texas Mutual Insurance Company began paying him income benefits.

A Texas Mutual investigation uncovered evidence that Amaya was working while he received income benefits. In fact, he was driving a truck for another company. State law requires injured workers to contact their workers’ comp insurance company when they return to work.

The Amaya investigation is part of Texas Mutual Insurance Company’s “zero tolerance for fraud” policy. The company maintains three teams of investigators permanently assigned to investigate every report of suspected fraud.

Source: Texas Mutual

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