Rocky Hill, CT – The Connecticut Chief State’s Attorney’s Office recently announced that Cheryl J. Fullerton, age 61, of 7 Deerfield Drive, Clinton, was arrested and charged with one count each of Fraudulent Receipt of Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Perjury.
Fullerton was arrested recently by Inspectors from the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney. She faces a maximum possible sentence of 25 years of incarceration if convicted of both counts.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Fullerton collected $37,500 in Workers’ Compensation benefits on the grounds that she was unable to work because of a work-related injury she reported suffering in March 2013 while employed as a clinical research nurse.
Video surveillance over a three-month period showed Fullerton performing many daily chores which she claimed she was unable to do because of the reported injury, the warrant states.
She maintained in a September 10, 2013, deposition that she was unable to work, although both her treating physician and an independent medical examiner who reviewed the surveillance video concluded that she did have the capacity to fulfill the duties of a clinical research nurse, the warrant states.
The charges are merely allegations and she is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Fullerton was released on a written promise to appear in New Haven Superior Court, G.A. No. 23, on April 2, 2014.
This case is being prosecuted by the Worker’s Compensation Fraud Control Bureau in the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office.
Source: CT CSAO