Man Found Guilty of Workers’ Comp. Fraud

A man from Montevallo has been found guilty of workers’compensation fraud.

A jury in the Shelby County Circuit Court found 44 year-oldRobert Burrows guilty of two counts of making false statements to receiveworkers’  compensation benefits. Hewas also convicted on one count of second-degree theft. According to courtdocuments, the jury found that Burrows “misrepresented an injury he receivedwhile working at an auto parts store.”

Attorney General Troy King explained the verdict in a pressrelease, saying “it is a crime for someone to misrepresent an injury in orderto get workers’ compensation funds longer than he should… I am pleased that thejury returned a guilty verdict, and that this defendant will be heldaccountable for his crime.”

If you or someone you know has been injured in a NorthCarolina Workplace, please contact a Raleigh Workers’ Compensation lawyer ofScudder & Hedrick, PLLC, by calling 919-851-3311.