Texas Secretary, Barrel Racer Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

May 14, 2007

Texas Mutual Insurance Company reported that a Houston woman pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud-related charges in a Travis County district court. The court sentenced Sheryl K. Reynolds to a 10-year probation and ordered her to repay $21,976 in benefits and pay a $1,000 fine.

According to Texas Mutual, Reynolds reported a job-related injury while working as a secretary for B-K Company in Houston. She claimed she was unable to work as a result of the injuries, and Texas Mutual Insurance Company began paying her disability income benefits.

An investigation uncovered evidence that Reynolds continued to work while she collected benefits. She was also an active barrel racer. State law requires injured workers to contact their workers’ comp insurance company when they return to work.

Source: Texas Mutual

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