Texas Mutual Announces a Triple Scoop of Double-Dipping Convictions

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - Texas Mutual Insurance Company announced that Travis County district courts have sentenced three claimants, in separate cases, on workers' compensation fraud-related charges. All three were involved in double-dipping scams.

Double-dipping occurs when claimants collect workers' comp benefits for being too injured to work when they are, in fact, gainfully employed. Texas law requires claimants to contact their workers' comp carrier when they return to work.

Left unchecked, double-dipping and other workers' comp fraud can lead to higher premiums for all Texas employers.

Sentenced - Gilbert Madrid of Odessa was ordered to repay $3,818 to Texas Mutual, serve five years' probation, perform 200 hours of community service, and attend treatment and counseling.

Sentenced - Billy Morgan of Irving was ordered to repay $1,443 to Texas Mutual, pay a $500 fine and complete one year of deferred adjudication.

Sentenced - David Ercanbrack of Dallas was ordered to pay a $700 fine and complete 50 hours of community service.

About Texas Mutual Insurance Company

Austin-based Texas Mutual Insurance Company is the state's leading provider of workers' compensation insurance, with approximately 25 percent of the market. Since 1991, the company has provided a stable, competitively priced source of workers' comp insurance for all Texas employers. In 2008, Texas Mutual saved or recovered $4.1 million through its zero tolerance for fraud program.

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