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 care providers 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 email@example.com.
For more information, please contact:
Carolyn Van der Veen, Director, Communications
Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board