Bridgeport Man Charged With Workers’ Compensation Fraud
A Bridgeport man was arrested today and charged with collecting Workers’ Compensation benefits while working other jobs.
GERARDO A. ROJAS, age 41, of 423 Peet Street, Bridgeport, was charged with one count of Fraudulent Claim or Receipt of Benefits, a class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a $15,000 fine.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Rojas collected more than $32,123 in disability benefits following a work-related injury he reported suffering in November 2011 while employed by United Parcel Service (UPS). He is accused of failing to report income he received for working for painting contractors while collecting benefits, according to the warrant.
Rojas was arrested by Inspectors from the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Control Bureau in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney. He was released on a promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court, G.A. No. 2, on September 27, 2012.
The charges are merely allegations and he is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case is being prosecuted by the Worker’s Compensation Fraud Control Bureau.
Content Last Modified on 9/16/2013 3:30:53 PM