A former autobody repairman was sentenced January 24, 2014 in Melfort Provincial Court for defrauding the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) of $26,692.23.
The former claimant pled guilty to going back to work while still receiving income replacement. He was sentenced to an 18 month Conditional Sentence and ordered to reimburse the WCB.
The WCB has a responsibility to safeguard the workers’ compensation system. It relies on workers, employers, and caregivers to accurately report injuries, employment activities, payroll, and medical treatment.
Details on fraud are available at the WCB’s website, wcbsask.com – About WCB. Suspected fraud can be reported toll-free at 1-877-595-2541 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.