Rocky Hill, CT – A New Canaan school custodian who was supposedly rendered unable to work by an on-the-job injury was recently arrested and charged with illegally collecting Workers’ Compensation benefits after he was found to be working another job.
Courtney Wills, age 37, of Bridgeport, was arrested by Inspectors from the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Control Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and charged with one count of Fraudulent Claim or Receipt of Benefits and one count of Perjury.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Wills received more than $21,000 in Workers’ Compensation benefits after he reported suffering an injury in April 2016 while working as a custodian at New Canaan High School.
Wills received the benefits because of restrictions placed on his ability to work because of the reported injury, but was later observed installing carpets, the warrant states. He did not report any change in his ability to work or the income that he had received and when asked under oath stated that he had not performed any work, the warrant states.
Wills was released on a written promise to appear in Derby Superior Court, G.A. No. 5, on May 8, 2017. The charges are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case will be prosecuted by the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Control Unit of the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney in Rocky Hill.
Source: CT CSAO