A former labourer was sentenced today in Saskatoon Provincial Court for defrauding the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) of $22,115.63.

The claimant pled guilty to going back to work while still receiving income replacement. The individual received a conditional sentence of two years less a day. They 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 report injuries accurately, employment activities, payroll and medical treatment.

Details on fraud are available at the WCB’s website, www.wcbsask.com (‘About WCB/What We Do/Fraud & Abuse’). Suspected fraud can be reported toll-free at 1.877.595.2541 or email fraud@wcbsask.com.

For more information, please contact:

Carolyn Van der Veen, Director, Communications
Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board
Phone: 306.787.4386
Email: cvanderveen@wcbsask.com

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