Texas Mutual Announces Two Fraud Indictments


Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - Texas Mutual Insurance Company reported today that two individuals were indicted, in separate cases, by a Travis County grand jury on workers' compensation fraud-related charges. The men allegedly collected a combined $11,244 in workers' comp benefits they were not entitled to.

The individuals indicted and the amount of income benefits they allegedly collected are: David Beatty of Flower Mound, $7,801; Michael Mora of Brownsville, $3,443.

Both 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.

Double-dipping and other workers' comp fraud scams can lead to higher premiums for all Texas employers.

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

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. Texas Mutual has zero tolerance for fraud. In 2007, it saved or recovered $4.7 million through its claimant fraud investigations. It recovered another $1.1 million from employers who tried to illegally lower their premium, and it prevented $1.3 million in health care provider fraud.

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