Sacramento Man Arrested for Workers’ Comp Fraud

May 13, 2003

Gyan Singh, 55, of Sacramento, was arrested without incident and booked into the Sacramento County Jail on one count of insurance fraud.

According to California Department of Insurance investigators, Singh was involved in an auto accident with his 1997 Ford truck on Dec. 7, 2001. Singh claimed to his insurance carrier CSE that he was injured and was unable to perform his duties as a maintenance worker. In August of 2002, Singh submitted approximately $5,000 in wage loss statements to his attorney who, in turn, submitted them to CSE for reimbursement. A CDI Fraud investigation revealed Singh allegedly forged the signature of his supervisor and falsified the amounts claimed on the wage loss statements.

Bail was set at $5,000. If convicted, Singh could face up to five years in state prison and/or a maximum fine of $50,000. The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the case.

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