Rocky Hill, CT – A former Madison police officer was recently charged with one count each of Workers’ Compensation Fraud and Perjury, felony offenses punishable by a potential total sentence of 20 years in prison.
ROBERT ZEIDENBERG, age 48, of 7 Fox Den Way, Woodbridge, was recently arrested by Inspectors from the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Control Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney.
The arrest is the result of an investigation into a complaint filed by the Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency, which provides Workers’ Compensation coverage to municipalities including the Town of Madison.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Zeidenberg received his regular salary while supposedly unable to fulfill his regular duties as a Madison police officer because of a work-related injury he reported suffering on July 3, 2015.
While out of work, he was observed working out at a Hamden fitness center lifting heavy weights when his injury had supposedly rendered him even unable to drive, the warrant states. He resigned from the Madison Police Department in November, the warrant states.
Zeidenberg was released on a promise to appear in New Haven Superior Court, G.A. No. 23, on December 29, 2015. The charges are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent unless and until he is found guilty.
The case is being prosecuted by the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Control Unit.
Source: CT CSAO