Texas Workers’ Comp Fraud Convictions Announced

May 12, 2011

Two men, in separate cases, were sentenced on workers’ compensation fraud-related charges, Texas Mutual Insurance Company reported.

Roberto Espericueta of McAllen must serve one year of probation and pay $3,500 in restitution to Texas Mutual.

Carlos J. Macias-Arango (aka Carlos J. Macias) of El Paso served two days in the Travis County jail. The court also ordered him to pay $3,000 in restitution to Texas Mutual.

According to Texas Mutual, Espericueta worked as a construction superintendent for ECAM Oilfield Service LLC in Mission and Macias-Arango was employed as a receiving clerk for J & M Sales, Inc. and FP Stores, Inc. in El Paso.

Both men reported job-related injuries and claimed they were unable to work.

Texas Mutual uncovered evidence that Espericueta had established and was operating his own oilfield service business while receiving income benefits. Macias-Arango was working as a support associate and kitchen helper with two different employers.

Source: Texas Mutual Insurance Company

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