Convicted Cop Owes Costs Of Investigation

A former California Highway Patrol officer agreed to plead guilty in a workers’ comp fraud case and pay restitution.  Later he balked at repaying the agency and the State Compensation Insurance Fund for what they spent investigating and proving the case against him. However, the Third District Court of Appeal says that Daniel Cory Clapp … Read More »

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Vineyard Worker Caught Cheating On Workers’ Comp Claim

Monterey County prosecutors will be hauling a vineyard worker back into court next month for sentencing in a workers’ comp fraud case that has been going on for the past six years. Fifty-two year old Ema Pantoja copped to the charges after sub rosa video and other evidence showed that she had been lying for … Read More »

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Proper Case Prep Makes for Successful Prosecutions

“To prove fraud, we have to have a lie and we have to be able to show intent,” says Christina Smith, a California Department of Insurance fraud investigator. That was the message delivered to attendees at the Ninth Annual Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fraud Seminar put on by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office. The … Read More »

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