Seven Indicted for Workers’ Compensation Fraud in Texas

December 15, 2006

Texas Mutual Insurance Company reported that seven individuals were indicted, in separate cases, in Travis County on workers’ compensation fraud-related charges. The individuals allegedly collected a combined $31,358 in workers’ comp benefits they were not entitled to.

All seven cases involved a scam that investigators call double-dipping, Texas Mutual said. Double-dipping occurs when claimants collect benefits for being too injured to work when they are, in fact, gainfully employed.

The individuals who indicted, along with the amount of benefits they allegedly collected, include:

–Rosenberg of McAllen, $2,380;
–Andrea Junker of Austin, $1,505;
–Marvin Reyes of Del Valle, $6,640;
–Johano Gonzalez of Falfurrias, $3,508;
–Frank Tisdale of Los Fresnos, $6,849;
–Rufino Montiel-Lopez of Austin, $2,468; and
–Hubert McCain of Magnolia, $8,008.

The investigations are part of the Texas Mutual Insurance Company “zero tolerance for fraud” policy.

Texas Mutual noted that a grand jury indictment is a formal accusation – not a conviction – of criminal conduct.

Source: Texas Mutual

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