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Claimant Guilty of Fraud

 State: NY


Former Police Officer Ordered to Repay $15,528


A former police officer for the city of New Paltz, N.Y., has been ordered to repay the self-insurance plan operated by Ulster County $15,528 in workers' compensation benefits she improperly received for a back injury, the Daily Freeman newspaper reported.


The newspaper reported that Camille Bishop, 40, of Saugerties, N.Y., filed false reports with the State Workers' Compensation Board in connection with a back injury dating back to 2001.


Bishop pleaded guilty last November to a misdemeanor charge of workers' compensation fraud.


Bishop was indicted in 2011 on charges of grand larceny, perjury, workers' compensation fraud, offering false business records and offering a false instrument for filing. She worked for the Ellenville, N.Y., Police Department from early 2000 to 2004.


On an application submitted to the New Paltz Police Department in late 2004, she denied having a prior back injury.


She went on medical leave within a year of joining the New Paltz Police Department and said she had injured her back while moving a fallen tree from a roadway. The newspaper said Ulster County officials discovered in 2009 that Bishop had injured her back in a 2001 car accident and undergone surgery.


The story is here.


Source: Daily Freeman

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