Attorney General Charges Dover Resident with Workers’ Compensation Fraud
OKLAHOMA CITY — Attorney General Scott Pruitt has charged a Dover resident with workers’ compensation fraud.
Kimberly Dawn Nelson, 42, of Dover, was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with three counts of workers’ compensation fraud. According to the charges, Nelson allegedly slipped and fell on the ice while on the job, injuring her spine and causing upper back pain and numbness in her arms. Nelson repeatedly claimed that she had no prior injuries to her back or neck, and that the severe pain prevented her from working.
During an investigation, it was revealed that Nelson was previously injured while riding a horse. Investigators also reviewed payroll records that showed Nelson had been employed while receiving workers’ compensation benefits, which she had previously denied. To date, Nelson has received approximately $4,197 in disability payments.
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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