A 52-year-old North Carolina man has been sentenced to five years in prison following a guilty verdict in a workers’ compensation fraud case. The man was accused of defrauding the National Employees Services of $2.8 million.
His fraudulent scheme consisted of falsifying insurance premiums on workers’ compensation claims for the state. The man changed his name and profession in order to carry out his plan. The scheme unfolded between 2005 and 2008. He used all of the money that he illegally obtained to buy extravagant items and to fund an equally extravagant lifestyle.
He was convicted of the fraud, and his sentencing hearing just ended in a North Carolina court. The man will spend the next five years in prison for his actions. Upon his release, he will be under supervision for three years. He was also ordered by the judge to pay more than $2 million in restitution.
If you have questions regarding workers’ compensation claims, please contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC by calling 910-488-1600 today.