Upland Woman Arrested for Insurance Fraud and Grand Theft

A woman from Upland, Calif., has been arrested for insurance fraud and grand theft.

Investigators from the San Bernardino County, Calif., District
Attorney’s Office conducted an investigation of Loretta Wolter-Pinkowski, 52, which revealed that she was hired in Jan. 1999 to work at a Kaiser telephone call center in Pasadena, Calif.

According to the DA’s office, she filed four workers’ compensation claims, only one of which was accepted by Kaiser. She claimed she had sustained a carpal tunnel injury and went off work in Feb. 2001. Wolter-Pinkowski allegedly began working from her home as a medical biller from April 2002 to Feb. 2003, where she earned in excess of $16,000, although she was receiving workers’ compensation benefits for her alleged injury. Wolter-Pinkowski
failed to disclose this additional income to her insurance company, the DA’s office said.

On Nov. 12, 2006, Upland police officers arrested Loretta
Wolter-Pinkowski at her residence in Upland on the felony arrest
warrant and booked her into San Bernardino County jail. She has been ordered to appear in court on Dec. 20, 2006. Bail was set at $25,000.

Source: San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office