An Attleboro man has been indicted on charges that he fraudulently collected more than $53,000 in workers' compensation benefits while continuing to work. A fifty-seven year old male is charged with workers' compensation fraud and larceny over $250.
Attorney General Martha Coakley stated, "We allege the defendant collected workers' compensation benefits while working in violation of the law. These benefits are essential to helping individuals that are unable to work as the result of work-related injuries."
This man suffered a work-related injury in 2005, while he was working on a construction site, and he was eligible to receive temporary total disability benefits from his employer's insurance company from June 2007 through February 2009.