LAPD Arrest Another Officer for Alleged Workers Comp Fraud

For the second time in two weeks the Los Angeles Police Department has taken into custody one of its own on suspicions of workers compensation fraud, this time a 15-year veteran of the force.(WCxKit)
According to the Los Angeles Times, Det. John X. Vach Jr., who was most recently assigned to the major crimes division, surrendered after an arrest warrant was issued alleging seven felony counts of workers comp fraud, perjury and attempted grand theft. 
Prosecutors charged Vach with four counts of insurance fraud and one count each of perjury by declaration, attempted perjury under oath and attempted grand theft. The detective, who was released after posting $120,000 bond.
According to prosecutors, Vach operated a pair of private businesses while out on a disability claim for job-related stress.
They allege he also sought a lifetime disability pension.(WCxKit)

If convicted on all counts, the detective faces a maximum state prison term of eight years, 10 months and a fine of up to $240,000.

Author Robert Elliott, executive vice president, Amaxx Risks Solutions, Inc. has worked successfully for 20 years with many industries to reduce Workers Compensation costs, including airlines, healthcare, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. Contact: or 860-553-6604.


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