Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently reported that a Travis County district court sentenced Kaydra Moore of Cedar Hill on workers’ compensation fraud charges.
Moore reported a job-related injury while working as a nurse for Tinsley & Associates, LLP, and claimed she was unable to work because of the injury. Texas Mutual began paying income benefits to her, but it was then discovered that she was working as a nurse for another company. Investigators call this type of scam double dipping because the claimant collects benefits for being too injured to work when he or she is, in fact, gainfully employed.
The Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation prosecutor in Travis County presented the case for indictment. The court sentenced Moore to a Class A misdemeanor with one year deferred adjudication. She will pay $8,873 in restitution to Texas Mutual.
Texas law requires claimants to contact their workers’ comp carrier when they return to work. Left unchecked, double dipping and other workers’ comp fraud can lead to higher premiums for all Texas employers.
Source: Texas Mutual