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Calaveras Workers’ Comp Fraud Caught On Tape

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San Andreas, CA — A Calaveras Unified School District bus driver has pled guilty after a video exposed her faulty workers´ compensation claims.

The Calaveras County District Attorney´s Office says 48-year old Renee Dee Miller of Valley Springs claimed she fell and injured her back at an elementary school in 2003.

The office says Miller´s fraud was exposed when investigators caught her on tape bending down to pick up items, carrying large bags of aluminum cans at a recycling center and climbing on her hands and knees to vacuum the inside of an SUV.

Miller pled guilty to two felony counts of making false statements in support of a workers´ compensation claim.

She was sentenced to 90 days in jail, placed on four years of probation and ordered to pay $27,000 in restitution.

The state Department of Insurance says 10 to 30 percent of workers´ compensation claims are fraudulent.

Written by Vanessa Turner.

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