A special education aide assistant will serve three years’ probation, 200 hours of community service and restitution for fraud. According to investigators, the woman claimed that a student in the Inglewood Unified School District bit her, causing permanent injury.
The woman collected more than $16,000 in worker’s compensation benefits over a period of three months. The woman complained of constant pain and eventually received a modified work restriction. A claims examiner became suspicious of the claim and referred the case to investigators. Surveillance of the woman revealed evidence of claims fraud.
As part of her sentence, the woman must repay nearly $19,000 in benefits and medical costs she collected on disability.
Inglewood Fraud Lawyer
Financial fraud convictions are serious, especially when they involve insurance claims and disability benefits. A criminal record can make finding a job nearly impossible. Many employers will not hire workers with felony backgrounds. Criminal convictions can also interfere with professional licensing that some positions require. That’s why you should work with an experienced Inglewood fraud lawyer if you’re facing criminal fraud charges.
Robert Helfend has more than 30 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney. He handles every case personally and takes cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California. He will work aggressively to get charges against you reduced or dropped. Avoiding felony convictions is essential in California, thanks to the state’s Three Strikes Law.
Don’t settle for an attorney who doesn’t have enough experience to defend you properly. Hire an attorney who will develop a strong defense strategy that minimizes your exposure to felony convictions and potential incarceration.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273- 5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County fraud case.
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