Texas Delivery Truck Driver Sentenced for Workers’ Comp Fraud

May 17, 2007

Texas Mutual Insurance Company reported that Cecil R. Bryant of DeSoto, Texas, pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud-related charges. A Dallas County court ordered Bryant to serve a
five-year probated sentence, repay $11,814 in benefits and pay a $1,500 fine.

According to Texas Mutual, Bryant reported a job-related injury while working as a delivery truck driver for Ashley Furniture Homestore in Grand Prairie. He claimed he was unable to work as a result of the injury, and Texas Mutual Insurance Company began paying him income benefits.

An investigation found evidence that Bryant worked as a delivery truck driver for another company while he collected benefits. State law requires injured workers to contact their workers’ comp insurance carrier when they return to work.

Source: Texas Mutual Insurance Company, www.texasmutual.com.

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