December 16, 2017

OK Woman Charged with Filing Workers’ Comp Claim Using Stolen Identity

Oklahoma City, OK – Attorney General Scott Pruitt recently announced two counts of false personation against a Glenpool woman.

Araceli Montoya, 35, is believed to have falsely used someone else’s name, date of birth and social security number to create a social security card, permanent resident card and complete other employment paperwork in order to apply for two different jobs. As a result of Montoya’s actions, the victim who had her identity stolen faced difficulties obtaining insurance coverage for her children and also received medical bills addressed to her for treatment for an injury she had never received.

An investigation by the Attorney General’s Office found that Montoya had filed for a workers’ compensation claim under the false identity receiving a $16,000 settlement.

Montoya is charged with two counts of false personation. If convicted, Montoya could face up to 20 years in prison.

The Workers’ Compensation, Social Security and Insurance Fraud Unit investigates and prosecutes fraud on the part of claimants, doctors, attorneys and insurance companies. The unit also provides education and training about workers’ compensation fraud. To report workers’ compensation, social security or insurance fraud contact the Attorney General’s Office at (405) 521-3921 or visit the AG’s website at www.ok.gov/oag.

Source: OK AG’s Office

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