Sacramento, CA – District Attorney Jan Scully recently announced the filing of felony workers’ compensation insurance fraud and attempted perjury charges against retired California Highway Patrol Officer (CHP) Brian Christopher Hansen, age 30.
The complaint alleges that between November 14, 2008 and October 1, 2011, Hansen made numerous false statements to various doctors, investigators, and in a sworn deposition regarding the extent of his physical disabilities caused by an on-duty injury to his back. Hansen stated that due to pain from his back injury, he was only able to drive for very short periods of time, he could not sit for more than 30 minutes, he could not pick up items weighing more than 10 pounds, and was so restricted in his physical abilities that he could not even perform limited office duties.
An investigation was conducted by the CHP’s Office of Internal Affairs Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fraud Investigation Unit. Videotaped surveillances showed Hansen driving for hours at a time, moving furniture when he changed residences, bending over and picking up items weighing over 30 pounds, and engaging in everyday activities with no signs of any physical limitations. By falsely misrepresenting the extent of his physical disability, Hansen received several thousands of dollars in disability benefit payments to which he was not entitled.
Source: Sacramento DA