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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact:
Carolyn Van der Veen, Director, Communications
Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board