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Video surveillance obtained on behalf of Fessler's employer showed him working at his residence and at two other homes during the period he claimed to be temporarily totally disabled. At the hearing
"Our workers' compensation fraud investigations have led to indictments and conviction of those scheming to take advantage of this system put in place to protect people injured on the job who need medical services. We will continue to work with law enforcement, to make sure perpetrators are prosecuted," said DOI Director
The Department's Workers' Compensation Fraud Unit conducted the investigation and referred the case to the
The anti-fraud provisions were first enacted in 2005 and were later amended in 2011. The 2011 amendments included stronger sentencing provisions which applied to this case based on the date
For more information about Workers' Compensation Fraud, including matters that may involve fraud perpetrated by a claimant, visit the DOI website at http://insurance.illinois.gov/WCFU/default.asp. To report an employer, healthcare provider, attorney, insurance agent or company, contact the Workers' Compensation Fraud Unit at 877-WCF-UNIT (877-923-8648).
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