A man who retired from a California poultry processing facility in 2015 has been convicted of workers’ compensation insurance fraud, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office.

Gurmail Singh pleaded no contest Feb. 28, 2020 to making false statements to obtain workers’ compensation benefits after reporting an on-the-job injury at a plant in 2014, according to the DA’s Office.

Singh was sentenced to three years’ probation. He will have to pay $3,200 in restitution to employer for costs incurred during its investigation, according to the DA’s Office.

After reporting the injury in 2014, Singh received workers’ compensation benefits and medical treatment. He continued to receive benefits after he retired in 2015, according to the DA’s Office.

VRC Investigations’ SIU referred the case to the District Attorney’s Office based on evidence secured by VRC Investigations’ investigation. During a follow-up inquiry, investigators alleged Singh had lied at a medical appointment and during his deposition as evidenced by surveillance obtained by VRC Investigations

“Singh misrepresented facts as it related to his physical abilities and limitations associated with his injury and prior medical history,”

The DA’s Office stated in a news release.

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