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 caregivers to report injuries accurately, employment activities, payroll and medical treatment.
For more information, please contact:
Carolyn Van der Veen, Director, Communications
Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board