Four Indicted in Texas on Workers’ Comp Fraud Charges

Workers’ compensation insurer Texas Mutual Insurance Company reported that four people were indicted, in separate cases, in Travis County, Texas, on charges of workers’ compensation fraud. The company’s announcement said the individuals allegedly collected a combined $13,672 in fraudulent workers’ comp benefits.

All four cases involved alleged scams in which the claimants collected benefits for being too injured to work when they were, in fact, gainfully employed.

Those indicted, along with the amount of benefits they were reported to have collected, include: Michael Thomas of Humble, $4,630; Joshua Hall of Lake Worth, $4,112; Jesse Roberts of Tomball, $3,403; and Bruce Pittman of Houston, $1,527.

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

Source: Texas Mutual