AG charges insurance, WC fraud

Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced charges against three individuals for workers’ compensation and insurance fraud.

John Glover, of Ada, received work restriction slips from his doctor after spraining his ankle on the job. Glover allegedly altered the slips to include more restrictions in an attempt to increase his workers’ compensation claim. The company Glover worked for confirmed the altered slips with his doctor, however Glover denies the alterations.

Glover is being charged with one count of workers’ compensation fraud. He faces up to 7 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

James W. Kirk, of Chickasha, claimed to have injured his back and hip on the job while working in December of 2014. However, Kirk did not report the injury and continued working until February 2015. Later, Kirk was seen allegedly engaging in conduct inconsistent with his claim.

Kirk is being charged with one count of workers’ compensation fraud. He faces up to 7 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.

Angela Young-Chapman, of Tulsa, was involved in a car accident when she called her insurance company to reinstate her lapsed policy. However, whenever Young-Chapman reported the car accident, she allegedly reported the accident happened at a later time than it had actually occurred, after she reinstated her policy.

Young-Chapman is being charged with one felony count of filing a false insurance claim. If convicted, Young-Chapman could face fines of up to $1,000 and up to three years in prison.

The Workers’ Compensation, Social Security 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, social security or insurance fraud contact the Attorney General’s Office at 405-521-3921 or visit the AG’s website at www.ok.gov/oag.