Thursday, June 10, 2010

L&I Launches Fraud Fighting BLOG

The Department of Labor & Industries has launched a blog highlighting the agency's work combating workers' comp and contractor fraud.

The blog, called Nailed, contains information about major fraud convictions, surveillance video from investigations and links to fraud-related news coverage.

"People tend to think fraud only involves workers cheating the workers' comp system, but it's much more than that," said Carl Hammersburg, fraud prevention and compliance program manager and author of Nailed. "Millions of dollars are lost when employers, medical providers and contractors commit fraud. I also hope Nailed will attract attention to workers' comp fraud and encourage more people to tip us off to fraudulent activities."

Current blog listings include:

  • "Contractor Gets Nailed" features a bad contractor leaving court in handcuffs.
  • "Tip of an iceberg leads to a Titanic assessment" tells how a tip lead investigators to $672,326.
  • "L&I investigation helps to convict child killer" describes an L&I investigation that helped in the murder case of Joel Zellmer.

Source: Business Examiner

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