Ex Postal Worker, wife sentenced for scamming USPS, VA out of $1.2 million in benefits

12/5/17 Richard Klaffka posed as a disabled veteran and postal worker for more than decade. His act, which included a wheelchair he didn’t need, was good enough to reap $1.2 million in fraudulent disability benefits. Klaffka, 59, of Holland, is now going to prison. “It was like a way of life,” U.S. District Judge Richard […]

Montana Postal Employee Gets Prison, Ordered to Pay Almost $1.0 Million for Workers Comp Fraud

11/30/17 GREAT FALLS – The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that Deborah Joy Durand, a 55-year-old resident of Fruitland, Idaho, was sentenced to 15 months in prison, two years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $903,316.48 in restitution and forfeiture.  U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris Morris presided over the sentencing hearing. At […]

NJ Postal Employee charged for $75,000 Workers’ Comp fraud after getting caught zip lining

New Jersey Postal Employee from Cape May County Charged with Stealing More than $75,000 in Federal Workers’ Compensation Benefits after Vacation Photos Allegedly Show Him Zip Lining and Rappelling 9/18/2017 TRENTON – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) announced today that a U.S. Postal Service employee form […]

Pennsylvania USPS contractor charged with failure to carry workers comp insurance for employees

From the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Insurance Fraud Section: 4/6/17 HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the filing of criminal charges against 28 individuals following investigations by the Office of Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Section. The charges are part of a March sweep conducted by the Insurance Fraud Section, the largest law […]

Two former USPS employees sentenced to prison for workers comp fraud

4/4/17 Two former U.S. Postal Service employees were sentenced to prison for fraudulently obtaining federal worker’s compensation benefits, said Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja and U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Monica Weyler. Margaret M. Davis, 56, of Massillon, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to […]

Ex Postal Worker, wife admits scamming USPS, VA out of $1.2 million in benefits

Holland Couple Pleads Guilty In Connection With Fraudulent Receipt Of Over $1,000,000 In Veterans Benefits And Postal Workers Compensation 3/22/17 BUFFALO, N.Y. – Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Richard Klaffka, 59, and his wife, Cathleen Klaffka, 62, both of Holland, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara […]

Minnesota postmaster faked work injuries, collected $275,000 while off job

Federal authorities allege that a Minnesota postmaster faked injuries for years, collecting more than $275,000 in lost wages and medical bills, even though he was performing physical tasks while away from his job. Andrew K. Broughton, 60, of Faribault, is charged with committing fraud to obtain federal employee compensation. Broughton was charged in federal court […]

Texas postal worker faces five years in prison for working as a personal trainer while collecting workers comp

Jan 4, 2017 DALLAS — Less than one week before her trial was scheduled to begin in federal court in Dallas, a Grand Prairie, Texas, woman, Andria Victoria Booker, a/k/a Andria Victoria Crosby, 36, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to one count of making false statements or fraud to obtain federal […]