Oklahoma City, OK – Attorney General Scott Pruitt on recently announced charges against two individuals for workers’ compensation fraud.
John Glover, 32 – Glover, of Ada, received work restriction slips from his doctor after spraining his ankle on the job. Glover allegedly altered the slips to include more restrictions in an attempt to increase his workers’ compensation claim. The company Glover worked for confirmed the altered slips with his doctor, however Glover denies the alterations.
Glover is being charged with one count of Workers’ Compensation Fraud. He faces up to 7 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
James W. Kirk, 28 – Kirk, of Chickasha, claimed to have injured his back and hip on the job while working in December of 2014. However, Kirk did not report the injury and continued working until February 2015. Later, Kirk was seen allegedly engaging in conduct inconsistent with his claim.
Kirk is being charged with one count of Workers’ Compensation Fraud. He faces up to 7 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.
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.
Source: OK AG’s Office