A 34-year-old Belmont man faces charges of workers’ compensation fraud and larceny in excess of $250. He reportedly suffered a work injury in August, 2006 while working as a heavy machinery mechanic in Milford, Massachusetts. He had surgery for that injury the following year and collected workers’ compensation benefits of about $857 a week between April 2007 and August 2007.
However, the general contractor of the Milford work site discovered that the man was also allegedly employed as a subcontractor for another construction company and earned almost $10,000 while out on disability. Investigators alleged that the construction worker collected $14,000 in workers’ compensation benefits to which he was not entitled.
The man was arraigned and is due back in court later this month for a pretrial conference. His case is being investigated by the Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts (IFB).
Source: Belmont man facing fraud charges in Bay State, Citizen.com, June 23, 2010
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