Texas Mutual: Man Earned $10K a Week While Receiving Benefits

November 16, 2007

Texas Mutual Insurance Company reported that the 331st Travis County District Court sentenced Richard Brooks of Buna on workers’ compensation fraud-related charges.

Brooks must serve five years’ deferred adjudication and repay $19,945 in benefits to Texas Mutual Insurance Company.

Brooks reported a job-related injury while working as a foreman for Boiler Services Inc. The Beaumont-based company specializes in construction and maintenance at refineries and petrochemical plants. Brooks claimed he was unable to work as a result of the injury. Texas Mutual Insurance Company began paying him income benefits.

Meanwhile, Texas Mutual Insurance Company uncovered evidence that Brooks had accepted a contract job working in Iraq. Brooks earned $10,000 a week.

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

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