Oklahoma Man Sentenced in Workers’ Compensation Fraud Case

May 7, 2009

A Tulsa, Okla., man who pleaded guilty to staging a robbery and faking a workplace injury has been sentenced in Tulsa County District Court on one count of workers’ compensation fraud, Attorney General Drew Edmondson announced.

Christopher Cox, 35, was sentenced to a five-year suspended sentenced and ordered to pay almost $5,000 in restitution after pleading guilty in February.

Investigators with Edmondson’s workers’ compensation fraud unit alleged Cox, a former employee at Westlake Ace Hardware in Broken Arrow, claimed that he was injured after being hit in the head during a robbery at the store.

Cox was treated for the bogus injury through the state’s workers’ compensation system.

Source: Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office

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