Los Angeles, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - A Los Angeles Police Department officer has been charged with workers' compensation fraud, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today.
Mario Jacinto (dob 8/6/78) of Diamond Bar faces four counts of workers' compensation insurance fraud and one count of attempted perjury under oath, all felonies, in case BA477808.
The case was filed for arrest warrant on May 15 and the defendant was arrested this morning. Arraignment has not yet been scheduled.
Jacinto is accused of misrepresenting the extent of his job-related injuries for which he was receiving disability benefits. From October 2018 through January, he allegedly engaged in activities that were inconsistent with his work-related claims, said Deputy District Attorney Arunas Sodonis of the Healthcare Fraud Division.
He also allegedly lied about his activities under oath during a deposition, according to the criminal complaint.
Jacinto faces a possible maximum sentence of eight years and eight months in state prison if convicted as charged. The prosecutor is requesting that bail be set at $40,000.
The case remains under investigation by the LAPD, Special Operations Division.