Oklahoma City, OK – A Tulsa County woman pleaded guilty to one felony count of workers’ compensation fraud after an investigation and subsequent charges brought by the Workers’ Compensation, Social Security and Insurance Fraud Unit in the attorney general’s office.
Rachel Williams, 30, was sentenced to a two-year deferred sentence and was ordered to pay $597.30 in restitution to cover the court costs for a deposition in which Williams lied about her involvement and subsequent medical treatment she received in a car accident. Williams also agreed to pay $600 to the court fund and $150 to the victims of crime fund.
In April 2012, Williams filed a workers’ compensation claim alleging she was injured while working at Resource Manufacturing/Employment Solutions in Tulsa. As a part of her workers’ compensation claim, Williams alleged she injured her left hand, left shoulder, neck, chest, and other parts of her body. On July 6, 2012, Williams was involved in a motor vehicle accident and, as a result, was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital emergency room where she complained of pain to her head, neck, and back.
However, during a deposition on July 19, 2012, related to her workers’ compensation claim, Williams testified under oath that she had never been in a motor vehicle accident and that she had never been treated in a hospital emergency room for that reason. Following the deposition, Williams refused to respond to further questions, and her employer requested the workers’ compensation court suspend her claim.
Later, Williams sued the other driver of the motor vehicle accident and received $6,000 from the other driver’s insurance company to settle her claim.
Source: OK Attorney General