New Jersey Postal Worker charged with OWCP fraud after being profiled on CNN

2/11/16 After [Postal Worker/City Carrier Assistant hired in 2014] Christopher Cassese of Bergenfield received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Marines following a controversial incident that cost him a rank, CNN produced a feature on his new business, Semper Fi Pest Control. On Thursday, authorities charged Cassese, 44, with working the side job while collecting […]

Postal Workers among 28 charged in $9.5 million health care fraud scheme to steal money from OWCP

Twenty-one claimants, four doctors or medical providers, a senior claims examiner at DOL, a claims representative, and a medical provider’s employee were charged in the scheme. All but two defendants have pleaded guilty to their respective roles in the scheme. In total, the defendants were able to collectively fraudulently bill the federal government through the […]

Legal Case: Federal Court Decision on Injured Postal Worker’s Restoration Benefits

From a PostalReporter.com reader: MORALES v. MSPB is a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals decision.   The appellant was a San Juan, Puerto Rican postal clerk complaining about his restoration benefits after being on OWCP compensation for many years.  The court said that the time spent receiving OWCP benefits does not earn retirement annuity credit […]

APWU: USPS OIG ‘often employ questionable tactics’ in Workers Comp Fraud Investigations

Workers Comp Fraud Investigations Special agents of the Postal Service Office of the Inspector General (OIG) are contracted to “safeguard postal revenue” and are supposed to “operate with integrity, be a model of ethical behavior, and treat people in a fair and respectful manner.” When it comes to workers compensation fraud, however, these law enforcement […]

Former Letter Carrier Admits to Receiving Thousands in Bogus Travel Expenses for OWCP Medical Care

Greenbelt, Maryland – LaRosa Bolton, age 54, of Laurel, Maryland pleaded guilty today to theft of government property in connection with a scheme to fraudulently receive reimbursement for travel expenses for medical care related to injuries sustained on the job. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod […]

Former Letter Carrier Admits to Receiving Over $62,000 in Bogus Travel Expenses for OWCP Medical Care

Thursday, September 10, 2015 Greenbelt, Maryland – Leroy T. King, Jr., age 54, of Bryans Road, Maryland pleaded guilty today to mail fraud in connection with a scheme to fraudulently receive reimbursement for travel expenses for medical care related to an injury sustained on the job. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney […]

Ex-Postal Service Employee Indicted for Workers Comp Fraud

August 21, 2015 Ashton Luck, 29, of South Roxana, Illinois, was indicted for 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. If convicted, Luck faces up to thirty years in prison, a $250,000 fine, up […]

Maryland Postal Worker indicted for Workers Comp expenses fraud scheme

Submitted False Reports for Worker’s Compensation Expenses August 3, 2015 Greenbelt, Maryland – A federal grand jury indicted Leroy T. King, Jr., age 54, of Bryans Road, Maryland, today on charges arising from a scheme to fraudulently obtain at least $60,000 in disability travel benefits. The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the […]