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In attempt to complete comp scheme, man checks out


An attempt to cash in on purportedly stolen workers comp checks backfired when investigators charged the man and his daughter in the alleged stolen check scheme after the man called the police himself to report the missing checks, ABC 27 News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, reported.

Police allege that Samuel Ecker of Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania, filed a workers compensation claim for an injury that didn’t happen at work, and then had his daughter forge his signature and cash checks in exchange for prepaid credit cards while he reported the checks stolen, according to the news outlet.

When Mr. Ecker asked for replacement checks for the ones he claimed had been taken from his mailbox he was told he needed a police report to enable the company to resubmit the checks — so he made one in the hopes that the police wouldn’t investigate, speculated a detective from the Mount Holly Springs Police Department, ABC 27 reported.

The news report said police believe Mr. Ecker and his daughter, Jenny Stein, were paid $36,000 from the comp health care costs and the check, but now the pair face one count of felony insurance fraud and a number of other charges.




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