Calif. Public Works Ops Manager Arrested for WC Fraud

April 21, 2003

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) Fraud Division arrested Doyle E. Champlain, 45 of Orangevale, Calif., without incident on five felony counts of insurance fraud and one felony count of attempted perjury.

On Nov. 30, 2001, Champlain allegedly made a workers’ compensation claim for an injury to his left wrist while being employed as the Sewer Division Supervisor for the City of Folsom, Calif. Surgery was performed on April 22, 2002. The City of Folsom discovered on May 31, 2002, that Champlain was allegedly using the city’s discount at a local industrial supply company and surveillance was initiated.

According to investigators, it was discovered that Champlain was reportedly working and performing services for the State of California under the business name of D&R Services. On Aug. 19, 2002, Champlain was deposed and he testified that his side employment abilities were very limited and that he had to use additional help to perform the physical attributes of the jobs. Champlain was capable of all of the physical labor himself, according to the surveillance video.

If convicted, Champlain could face up to five years in state prison and/or a maximum fine of $50,000.

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