Workers comp fraud caught on camera

Posted at 7:09 AM, May 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-06 10:10:01-04

WORKERS' COMPENSATION FRAUD: This woman is caught on camera picking up a sprinkler head that happened to fall on her desk and using it to hit herself in the head to fake an on-the-job injury. She has now been convicted of fraud.


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An example of workers’ comp fraud was caught on video out of Fort Lauderdale.  A woman picked up a sprinkler head after it fell on her desk, then she hit herself in the head with it to stage an on-the-job injury.

This was suspicious to her employer’s insurance company and they referred the incident to Florida’s Division of Investigative and Forensic Services.  Security cam footage was requested by detectives and they were able to prove that she staged the whole incident.

Sheyla Veronica White, the employee who was caught, was convicted for workers' compensation insurance fraud.  This is a third degree felony.  She was sentenced to 18 months of probation.

Because they caught the claim before any benefits went out to her,  she didn't have to pay any restitution.