Insurance Fraud: Employee Unable To Work Caught On Video ‘Getting Busy’ In Public Park
San Mateo, CA — A sex act in a public park led to a high school janitor being sentenced to to nine months in jail for workers compensation fraud.
After numerous office visits over a three-month period, doctors became suspicious that the janitor — who was on crutches and claimed she was unable to walk or work because of an on-the-job ankle injury — might have have been exaggerating. They alerted authorities. Permission was granted for surveillance video by insurance fraud investigators.
The video contained some interesting footage of the claimant, Modupe Adunni Martin, 29, according to the San Jose Mercury News:
“Doctors later viewed the video footage, which shows Martin walking with crutches into the doctor’s office, and then ditching them shortly thereafter, [San Mateo County District Attorney Steve] Wagstaffe said. After the visit, Martin walked to a public park without the crutches and ran a short distance in her high-heeled shoes, before kneeling and performing oral sex on her boyfriend.”
Doctors concluded that an injured ankle wouldn’t permit that kind of activity. She was subsequently arrested and charge with multiple counts of insurance fraud.
Martin later pleaded no contest to felony workers compensation fraud and was sentenced on Thursday in San Mateo County Superior Court,. In addition to the jail term, she will have to reimburse the state for about $80,000 in workers compensation payments and serve three years probation.
According to Opposing Views, “[i]mmediately after the sentencing in San Mateo County Superior Court, the 29-year-old woman was handcuffed and taken into custody. Her attorney Emily Andrews said Martin was ‘very remorseful and recognizes the gravity of her deception.’ ”
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