Woman Allegedly Files Fraudulent Workers’ Compensation Claims

A woman living in McHenry, Ill., faces multiple charges after being arrested for filing fraudulent workers’ compensation claims against three separate employers.

Tracy Williams, 43, is charged with workers’ compensation fraud, insurance fraud, aggravated fraud, and perjury, according to a statement released by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

Williams is alleged to have filed fraudulent workers’ compensation claims and faking workplace injuries at Mastertek Auto Repair in Algonquin, Johnson’s Control Inc. in Geneva, and Thornton’s Gas Station and Store in East Dundee.

Williams’ bail was set at $90,000.

“The workers’ compensation system is supposed to cover costs of employees who are injured on the job,” Madigan said. “The evidence in this case shows the defendant was intent on defrauding the system for her own benefit.”

In one injury report, Williams claimed to sustain an injury to her left shoulder when a customer at her workplace punched her.

“Workers’ compensation fraud is a serious crime,” Illinois Department of Insurance Director Andrew Boron said in the statement. “The Department of Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit is dedicated to rooting out the theft of benefits. We are pleased to work with the attorney general to pursue those who defraud the system, hurting taxpayers and beneficiaries alike.”

Robert Briskman is a Chicago workers’ compensation attorney and Chicago workers compensation lawyer with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. To learn more call 1.877.595.4878 or visit http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/.

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