Los Angeles City Firefighter Charged With Fraud


Los Angeles, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - A Los Angeles City firefighter and mixed martial arts fighter was arrested today by District Attorney's investigators for allegedly filing false workers' compensation insurance claims, the District Attorney's Office announced.

Capt. Stephen De Prima with the D.A.'s Bureau of Investigation said Raphael Davis, 35, was arrested at his Lomita home about 9 a.m. without incident. He is being held on $30,000 bail.

Head Deputy John Morris with the D.A's Healthcare Fraud Division said prosecutors filed four felony counts of insurance fraud on Monday against Davis, who allegedly filed for workers' compensation insurance between Dec. 2, 2008, to May 20, 2011.

Investigators said that while he allegedly filed false claims, he was participating in mixed martial arts fights as “The Noodle.”

If convicted as charged, he's facing up to five years in county jail.

Arraignment information will be provided later.

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