Certified Nursing Assistant Charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit has filed fraud charges against a certified nursing assistant from Noble.
According to the charges filed in Oklahoma County District Court, Amanda Glammeyer-Fried, 24, made false and misleading statements to her physicians and failed to disclose she was receiving Temporary Total Disability from two employers at the same time.
On Oct. 23, 2010, Glammeyer-Fried submitted a workers’ compensation claim alleging injury to her left shoulder while working as a certified nursing assistant in Hydro. While awaiting physician tests on the injury, she collected Temporary Total Disability payments for the workers’ compensation claim. Tests by physicians showed no evidence of a shoulder injury.
After Glammeyer-Fried sent a letter, her case was reopened. She filed another claim for compensation against the Hydro employer, and while waiting for her claim to be investigated, she went to work for a second nursing care provider in Henryetta.
Despite the new job, Glammeyer-Fried claimed she was not working and that her last day to work was the day of her injury.
Glammeyer-Fried claimed another on-the-job injury at her second job. She told doctors she did not have any prior injuries to her shoulder. She did not keep her follow-up appointment and the doctor reported that she had been seeking treatment with multiple physicians.
Glammeyer-Fried ultimately received Temporary Total Disability payments from two employers at the same time for a six-week period.
The Attorney General’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit is the only Oklahoma law enforcement agency dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of workers’ compensation fraud. The Unit also helps raise public awareness of fraud in Oklahoma.