Corrections officer fraudulently collected workers’ compensation benefits
Thirty-seven-year-old former Five Points Correctional Facility corrections officer and former Seneca Falls, New York resident Giddel Feliciano is facing charges for fraudulently collecting $38,000 in workers’ compensation benefits to obtain money for his planned move to North Carolina.
According to investigations made by the Inspector General, Feliciano started obtaining workers’ compensation benefits after his shoulder was injured and continued to collect said benefits by submitting fake medical records. Inspectors further disclosed that Feliciano used his saved up sick and personal leave time to keep his entire salary until December 2015 because he was not reporting for work but still receiving unemployment. It was discovered that by August 2015, Feliciano had already moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, meaning he had not qualified for the benefits he was receiving.
If you are injured on the job through no fault of your own, you have a right to receive workers’ compensation benefits. The attorneys at Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC in Raleigh, North Carolina can help you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. Call our offices at (919) 851-3311 to discuss your situation and assess your legal options.