Nev. Woman Sentenced in Comp Fraud Scam

June 2, 2005

Nevada Attorney General Brian Sandoval announced that following a plea of guilty, District Judge William Maddox sentenced Christina Vanegas, 33, to 12 months to 30 months in the Nevada State Prison for felony Workers’ Compensation Claimant Fraud.

The sentence was suspended on the condition that she serve five years of probation. Vanegas was also ordered to make restitution of $9,500 to the Employers Insurance Company of Nevada (EICON).

Vanegas reportedly signed numerous insurance forms claiming that she was totally disabled and unable to work when in fact she had been working for the very employer where she claimed an injury.

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