The death of an inmate at a northern California correctional facility prompted several internal investigations to take place. Several deputies have been arrested over the last few months due to various issues. One of these individuals has been accused of committing workers' compensation insurance fraud.
According to a recent report, a Santa Clara deputy was arrested and charged with two felony counts of workers' compensation fraud. Investigators believe that this individual was hurt at a softball game while not on duty, but claimed his injury occurred while on the job. It is unknown as to how investigators reached this conclusion. The details of the injury suffered by the accused have not been shared.
At this time, it is unknown whether any court dates have been scheduled regarding this particular case. If convicted of the charges against him, this deputy stands to face a number of consequences that can have a dramatic impact on both his personal and professional life. In total, the accused has been working for the sheriff's office for over a decade. He has been placed on administrative leave for the time being.
Whether one lives in California or elsewhere, workers' compensation insurance fraud is a serious matter. This deputy stands to face a number of potential penalties if the allegations are established by competent and relevant evidence in court. As the accused has so much riding on this case, he deserves and is entitled to defend himself against the charges. Various strategies may be utilized by legal counsel in order to help those accused of insurance fraud work through their legal proceedings and fight to achieve the best outcome possible given the circumstances.
Source: Palo Alto, CA Patch, "2 Santa Clara Co. Deputies Arrested, Accused Of Accessing Records, Workers' Comp Fraud", Susan C. Schena, Oct. 4, 2015