November 4, 2015 Ashton Luck, 29, of South Roxana, Illinois, pled guilty to one count of workers compensation fraud and five additional counts of making false statements, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.’
As part of the plea, Luck admitted that while she worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier for the East Alton Post Office, she submitted a fraudulent workers compensation claim for a purported on-the-job injury. She also admitted to submitting a number of false leave slips, fabricating a doctor’s note and falsifying hospital records in support of claimed emergency and sick leave.
Luck faces up to thirty years in prison, a $250,000 fine, up to three years supervised, plus mandatory restitution. Sentencing is scheduled for March 10, 2016.
The investigation was conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service, Office of Inspector General. The prosecution of the case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Norman R. Smith.
Source: US Attorney for Southern District of Illinois