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School employee convicted of comp fraud

Posted On: Feb. 2, 2017 1:13 PM CST

Insurance fraud

A school campus monitor was convicted of workers compensation insurance fraud after he misrepresented his physical abilities and limitations associated with an injury he suffered in November 2015, the Stanislaus County, California, District Attorney’s Office announced in a statement.

John Heaton, an employee of the Stanislaus Union School District, filed a comp claim and received medical treatment and benefits stemming from the injury. He pleaded no contest Jan. 23 to a felony charge of insurance fraud and was sentenced to 30 days in jail along with three years of probation, the district attorney’s office said Friday.

Mr. Heaton also was ordered to pay restitution of more than $8,300 to reimburse workers comp and investigation costs.