A former heavy equipment operator was sentenced today in Regina Provincial Court for defrauding the WCB of $40,000.00.

The claimant pled guilty to going back to work while still receiving income replacement. He was sentenced to a 15 month Conditional Sentence with the first three months under house arrest. He must also 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.

Suspected fraud can be reported toll-free at 1.877.595.2541 or e-mail fraud@wcbsask.com.

For more information, please contact:

Carolyn Van der Veen, Director, Communications

Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board

306.787.4386

cvanderveen@wcbsask.com

 

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