Regina – A former equipment operator was sentenced today in Regina Provincial Court for defrauding the WCB of $80,000.00.
The former claimant pled guilty to going back to work while still receiving income replacement. He was sentenced to a two year less a day Conditional Sentence Order. He is to adhere to a curfew of 11pm to 6am for the first six months. A Restitution Order and victim’s surcharge were also imposed.
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.
Learn more about the WCB including recent fraud convictions by visiting our website at www.wcbsask.com. Visit the WCB’s News area for related news releases.
For more information, please contact:
Heather Getz, Manager of Social Marketing, Communications
Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board