March 24, 2015. Command Investigations and Frank Winston Crum Insurance (FWCI) announce the conviction of “John Doe.” Charges include workers’ compensation fraud and the fraudulent use of personal identification information. Because he is a juvenile, his identity remains anonymous.
Serving as Frank Winston Crum Insurance’s SIU Department, Command Investigations conducted an investigation on “John Doe” after he sustained a fractured back when falling off a ladder on a jobsite. During a claims investigation through Command’s Social Security Number Verification Program™, it was concluded that the social security number (SSN) provided by “Doe” in an attempt to gain employment and secure workers’ compensation benefits had been issued in the state of Georgia to another individual. The claimant then provided a second social security number, but after review, it was discovered that the social security number had been issued in the state of Ohio to another individual.
Working in conjunction with FWCI and Broadspire, Command’s SIU Department gathered evidence culminating with a referral to the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) as statutorily required. Based upon the information, DIF issued an arrest warrant for “Doe.”
On November 3, 2013, “Doe” was arrested for insurance fraud, violating F.S. (440.105 4b) – WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FRAUD and F.S. (817.568 8b) – FRAUDULENT USE OF PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION.
“Doe” was ultimately convicted of these charges on January 14, 2015 and was processed through the juvenile system. The claimant received credit for time served and was released.
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