On May 24, 2013, a former pipeline technician was sentenced in Regina Provincial Court for defrauding the WCB of $28,279.03.
The former claimant was found guilty by a jury on February 8, 2013 of going back to work while still receiving income replacement. He was sentenced to an 18 month conditional sentence, the first 6 months of which are to be served under house arrest. In addition, he is to complete 100 hours of community service. He was ordered to provide full restitution 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.
Suspected fraud can be reported toll-free at 1-877-595-2541 or e-mail email@example.com.