Texas Mutual Announces Four Fraud Indictments


Austin, TX  (CompNewsNetwork) - Texas Mutual Insurance Company reported today that four claimants were indicted, in separate cases, on workers' compensation fraud-related charges. The claimants allegedly collected a combined $23,561 in benefits they were not entitled to.

Here are the individuals who were indicted and the amount in benefits they allegedly collected illegally: Randy Alexander of Hankamer, $10,032; Connie Snowden of Blooming Grove, $8,088; Billy Morgan of Irving, $2,997; and Hector Cuellar of Los Fresnos, $2,444.

Alexander, Morgan and Cuellar were indicted by Travis County grand juries. Snowden was indicted by a Navarro County grand jury.

All four cases involved a scam that investigators call double-dipping. Double-dipping occurs when claimants collect benefits for being too injured to work when they are, in fact, gainfully employed. State law requiresinjured workers to notify their insurance carrier when they return to work.

Texas Mutual Insurance Company is the state's leading provider of workers' compensation insurance. In 2007, the company saved or recovered more than $6.7 million through its zero tolerance for fraud policy. For moreinformation, visit www.texasmutual.com.

Note: A grand jury indictment is a formal accusation – not a conviction – of criminal conduct.

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