A former labourer was sentenced today for two counts of theft in Swift Current Provincial Court.
The former Workers’ Compensation Board claimant pled guilty to going back to work while still receiving income replacement benefits. He was sentenced to a six month conditional sentence, with the first three months served as 24-hour house arrest. He was also ordered to abstain from drugs or alcohol, not to attend any licensed establishments, and to repay $8,765 to the Workers’ Compensation Board.
The WCB has a responsibility to safeguard the workers’ compensation system. It relies on workers, employers, and caregivers to accurately report injuries, employment activities, payroll, and medical treatment.
Details on fraud are available at the WCB’s website, wcbsask.com – click on “Stakeholder Services.” Suspected fraud can be reported toll-free at 1-877-595-2541 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.