A former Los Angeles Unified School District teacher will spend two years in prison for insurance fraud. In addition to the prison sentence, the woman must repay more than $92,000 in restitution and complete six years of supervised release.
According to investigators, the woman submitted several phony disability claims between 2013 and 2016. In each case, the woman forged the signature of a LAUSD employee. According to the claims, the woman was unable to work, however she continued to work during that time. As a result, she collected disability insurance payments in addition to her regular salary.
Investigators found copies of the forged documents in the woman’s car, along with other evidence to support the forgery claim. In addition to the fraudulent insurance claim, the woman also pleaded guilty to a single identity theft charge. The identity theft charge was unrelated to the insurance case, but investigators discovered it during a probation search of the woman’s home. She was on probation for an earlier insurance fraud case from 2011.
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