CSAO: Torrington Man Charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Torrington Man Charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud

RICHARD PERRY JR., age 54, of 20 Linden Street, Torrington, was arrested today and charged with Fraudulent Claim or Receipt of Workers’ Compensation Benefits.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Perry collected more than $10,300 in Workers’ Compensation benefits after he reported suffering a work-related injury in June 2013 while moving a 200-pound barrel of scrap metal while working at a scrap metal recycling business in Waterbury. He was subsequently observed working for a Torrington paving company while receiving total disability benefits, the warrant states.

Perry was arrested by Inspectors from the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office and released on a $5,000 non-surety bond. He will be arraigned at Hartford Superior Court, G.A. No. 14, on August 14, 2014. The charges against Perry are merely allegations and he is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case is being prosecuted by the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Control Bureau in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney.

Content Last Modified on 7/30/2014 3:57:09 PM