Texas Man Sentenced for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

September 23, 2011

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. reports that a Travis County district court has sentenced Thomas Mikulenka of League City, Texas, on workers’ compensation fraud-related charges.

The court sentenced Mikulenka to three years’ deferred adjudication and 100 hours of community service. Mikulenka was also ordered to pay $7,221 in restitution to Texas Mutual.

Mikulenka reported a job-related injury while working as an electrician for IGC Construction Inc. in Houston. He claimed he was unable to work as a result of the injury, and Texas Mutual began paying income benefits to him.

Meanwhile, Texas Mutual uncovered evidence that Mikulenka was working as a laborer while receiving income benefits.

Source: Texas Mutual Insurance Co.

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