Texas Mutual Announces Two Workers’ Comp Fraud Convictions

June 15, 2009

Texas Mutual Insurance Company reported that two claimants have been sentenced, in unrelated cases, on workers’ compensation fraud-related charges.

Michael Burnett of Graham, Texas, and Connie Snowden of Bloomington collected more than $8,000 each in benefits to which they were not entitled.

A Travis County district court sentenced Burnett, a shop and rig hand for the oil industry, to five years’ probation and 100 hours of community service. It also ordered him to repay $8,736 to Texas Mutual.

Snowden, a licensed vocational nurse, was sentenced by a Navarro County district court to four years’ probation, 40 hours of community service and a $500 fine. The court also ordered Snowden to repay $8,088 to Texas Mutual.

Source: Texas Mutual Insurance Company

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