Benjamin Medina Arrested for Misrepresentation – False Statements & Surveillance Primary Supporting Evidence

Benjamin-Medina-booking-photoMay 15, 2017. Command Investigations, Packard Claims and Lion Insurance Company announce the arrest of Benjamin Medina for insurance fraud.

Medina suffered an alleged work-related accident in April of 2013.

Following the accident, Medina reported to his treating physician that he required the use of a cane for mobility and that he could not push or pull anything.

Additionally, he testified that he could not push anything heavier than an empty shopping cart.  He also stated that he could not sweep and had been unable to sweep since his alleged injury.

Video surveillance was later assigned to assess Medina’s daily activities and validate his claims. Command documented Medina over the course of several days and obtained video of him moving around without the assistance of a support device, pushing his vehicle up his driveway, and sweeping his garage.

During a subsequent deposition, Medina provided false and misleading statements regarding his physical activities and capabilities that were in direct contradiction to the surveillance evidence obtained.

Based on the evidence obtained throughout the investigation, Command’s SIU Department submitted a referral to the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS), Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) based on material misrepresentation, as required under Florida Statute 626.9891.

Medina was arrested on May 10, 2017 in Volusia County, Florida, and charged with the following:

  • Workers’ Compensation Fraud {440.105(4)(B)}
  • False and Fraudulent Insurance Claim, Greater Than $20K {817.234(11)a}
  • Grand Theft (812.012.2cl)

He is being held in the Volusia County Jail in lieu of $3,000 bond.

All parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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