Regina – A former laborer was sentenced May 3 in Saskatoon Provincial Court for defrauding the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).
The former claimant pled guilty to going back to work while still receiving income replacement. He was given a 12 month Conditional Discharge and 30 hours community service. The fraud amount has been reimbursed to 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.
Details on fraud are available at the WCB’s website, www.wcbsask.com. Suspected fraud can be reported toll-free at 1.877.595.2541 or e-mail email@example.com.
For more information, please contact:
Heather Getz, Manager of Social Marketing, Communications
Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board