Oklahoma City Resident Charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud
OKLAHOMA CITY— Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit has filed charges against an Oklahoma City resident.
Quincy Arlo Garfield Sr., 33, was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with four counts of workers’ compensation fraud.
According to the charges, Garfield submitted a workers’ compensation claim on March 2, 2011, alleging that he had injured his left hand, wrist and thumb while working at a craft store. He also claimed there had been no prior work-related injuries to his hand. Garfield sought medical treatment two weeks after the alleged incident and told doctors that he had injured his hand at home.
During his workers’ compensation trial, the judge denied Garfield’s claim because the medical evidence indicated that the injury happened at home and not at work.
An investigation by the AG’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit revealed that Garfield had previously filed a workers’ compensation claim in 2003 for an alleged injury to both hands while working for a fast food restaurant. Garfield received a $5,000 settlement from the 2005 trial.
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.
For a copy of the charges, go online to www.oag.ok.gov.
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