Sacramento Worker Sentenced to 90 Days Jail Time in Workers' Comp Fraud Case

Sacramento, Calif., resident Thomas Jordan was sentenced to 90 days jail time on felony workers' compensation fraud on Dec. 28 in Sacramento County Superior Court.

Jordan was employed by K.C. Family Care Inc., a children's residential care facility in Sacramento. K.C. Family Care has been insured by the State Compensation Insurance Fund since 1999.

In 2002, Jordan claimed he suffered a work-related injury. An anonymous tip to State Fund's Fraud Hotline (1-888-STOP FRAUD) prompted an investigation of Jordan's claim. A deposition and investigation revealed that Jordan was working as a mover for D & S Movers of Rocklin at the same time he was receiving workers' compensation benefits.

The State Fund referred the case to the Department of Insurance (DOI) and the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office for review. The District Attorney's Office arrested Jordan on May 2004. On Nov. 29, Jordan entered a guilty plea to one count of Insurance Code Section 1871.4 (a) (1).

He has the option of serving on a work project in lieu of jail time. He was fined $200 and given 5 years' formal probation. The court ordered Jordan to pay $11,442.00 to the State Fund for workers' compensation benefits issued to him as well as for investigation costs.

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