Man pleads guilty in workers’ comp fraud case
A 53-year-old Syracuse man, who used to be employed by the U.S. Postal Service, pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud in federal court on Thursday.
Throughout the past two years, the man received over $18,000 in disability benefits for an injury he claimed to have sustained while he was working for the U.S. Postal Service. However, investigators have footage showing the man working on roofs and carrying large objects for his contracting business while he was still earning the benefits.
The man pleaded guilty to the fraud charge and will repay the amount of workers’ comp he received as part of his plea bargain. His sentencing hearing is set for October 24.
If you have suffered an injury due to a workplace accident, please contact the workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, by calling 919-851-3311 today.