September 13, 2018. Command Investigations and Preferred Governmental Claims Solutions (PGCS) announce the arrest of Mary Cornell for insurance fraud.
Cornell was arrested on August 30, 2018, in Brevard County Florida, and charged with the following:
- Florida Statute 440.105(4)(B)(7) – False Statement Workers Comp $20,000 to $100,000
- Florida Statute 812.014(2)(B) – Grand Theft $20,000 to $100,000
- Florida Statute 837.02(1) – Perjury in Official Proceedings
She was released after posting $12,000.00 bond.
Command initiated an investigation into Cornell after she sustained an alleged work-related injury.
In a sworn statement following her injury, Cornell expressed that she was unable to perform any type of yardwork other than ‘light raking.’ Furthermore, she said she couldn’t bend at the waist and could only perform light house work.
In addition, Cornell reported to her treating physicians that she was in extreme pain, was unable to bend, sit or stand for long periods of time and could not work.
However, video surveillance conducted throughout the investigation documented Cornell performing tasks inconsistent with her sworn statement. Physical activities included raking, digging holes, carrying stepping stones, bending, squatting and laying sod down.
Based upon Cornell’s material misrepresentation and the supporting investigative surveillance evidence, Command’s SIU Department was statutorily required to report this matter to the Florida Division of Investigative and Forensic Services, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Fraud.
All parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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