Rocky Hill, CT – A New Haven man was recently arrested and charged with illegally collecting $12,500 in Workers’ Compensation benefits.
Joseph Anthony, age 56, of New Haven, was arrested by Inspectors from the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney on an warrant charging him with one count of Fraudulent Claim or Receipt of Benefits.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, the arrest is the result of a complaint filed by Anthony’s employer accusing him of exaggerating the extent of a work-related injury he reported suffering in May 2016.
Video surveillance showed Anthony moving and walking in ways he claimed he could not when asked and examined by a physician in relation to his Workers’ Compensation case, the warrant states. The physician was subsequently shown the surveillance video and stated he was misled about the extent of Anthony’s claimed injuries, the warrant states.
Anthony was paid $12,500 in Workers’ Compensation benefits as a result of the disputed claim, the warrant states.
Anthony was released on a written promise to appear in New Haven Superior Court, G.A. No. 23, on June 12, 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 in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney in Rocky Hill.
Source: CT CSAO