Attempting to fraud worker's comp system alleged.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed fraud charges against a Midwest City woman for allegedly attempting to defraud her employer and the workers’ compensation system.
Lana Carol Hebrink, 45, was charged with one count of workers’ compensation fraud for making false statements regarding her workers’ compensation claim.
While at work at TM Dentistry, Hebrink claims to have fallen and injured her knees, legs and back. She sought medical treatment for the injury and made false statements regarding the level of injury to her leg with the intent to deceive the physician and defraud her employer and CompSource Oklahoma, according to the charges.
Video surveillance shows Hebrink walking without the use of a cane, walking with groceries in both hands and walking up inclines without the use of a cane, all of which she stated in her workers’ compensation claim she could not do.
If convicted, Hebrink could receive up to seven years in prison and/or $10,000 in fines.
The Workers’ Compensation and Insurance Fraud Unit investigates and prosecutes fraud on the part of claimants, doctors, attorneys and insurance companies. The unit also provides education and training about workers’ compensation fraud. To report workers’ compensation or insurance fraud contact the Attorney General’s Office at (405) 521-3921 or visit the AG’s website at www.ok.gov/oag.