March 17, 2016. Command Investigations, North American Risk Services (NARS) and SUNZ Insurance Company announce the arrest of Bertha Gutierrez-Martinez.
Command Investigations initiated an investigation on Bertha Gutierrez-Martinez after she sustained crushed toes on a jobsite. Through Command’s SSN Verification Program™, it was determined that the claimant provided a suspect social security number in an effort to obtain insurance benefits. The investigation found the social security number to have been issued to a deceased individual in the state of California.
Based upon the evidence, Command’s SIU Department, working in conjunction with SUNZ Insurance Company and NARS, submitted a referral to the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Enforcement Division, as statutorily required based on material misrepresentation. After review, an arrest warrant was issued for Bertha Gutierrez-Martinez.
On March 3, 2016 Bertha Gutierrez-Martinez was arrested in Tift County, Georgia, for insurance fraud, violating the following Georgia Codes:
- 16-9-121(A)(3) – Identity theft fraud when using/possessing information concerning a deceased individual (felony)
- 16-10-20 – False statements and writings, concealment of facts, and fraudulent documents in matters within jurisdiction of state or political subdivisions (felony)
- 34-9-19 – Workers’ Compensation – Penalty for false or misleading statements when obtaining or denying benefits
- 16-9-121.1(A) – Aggravated identity fraud (felony)
All parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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