The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. County Efforts Continue to Target Worker’s Compensation Fraud
(Santa Ana, CA) — An ongoing effort by the County of Orange to target suspected instances of worker’s compensation fraud resulted in the arrest this week of a man who claimed to have been disabled after an on-the-job vehicle accident. While completing community service hours for an earlier DUI conviction, Bartolo Hernandez Orona was a passenger in a County truck in August 2009 when the driver hit a tree. In 2014, he filed a worker’s compensation claim for injuries, claiming to be completely disabled by the accident after having undergone two back surgeries.
The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2016
Contact: Jean Pasco
County Targets Fraud in Workers’ Compensation Claims
(Santa Ana, CA) — A 10-year County employee pleaded guilty today to four misdemeanor counts of insurance fraud and paid restitution of $30,271.80 in full today. He has been placed on three years of informal probation; required to complete 100 hours of community service and pay $100 to the Worker’s Compensation Fraud Assessment Fund as well as the statutory fees. Maluelue Tafua, formerly employed at the Social Services Agency, was arrested in October 2015 as part of a multi-level County effort to target those suspected of collecting benefits they did not earn.
The son of former Garden Grove Mayor Bruce Broadwater, who is at the center of the city’s nepotism scandal, has been on leave from his job as firefighter with workers’ compensation benefits since July.
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October 30, 2015
Contact: Jean Pasco
(Santa Ana, CA) — A 10-year County employee was arrested this month on four felony counts of worker’s compensation fraud as part of a multi-level effort by County officials to target those suspected of collecting benefits they did not earn.