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Worker Accused of Malingering Charged With Fraud

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 2394 | 0 | 48 min read

A worker who said he was not getting better after injuring his back and hip was charged with fraud after a qualified medical evaluator opined that the man misrepresented the extent of his injury, the California Department of Insurance announced. Fernando T. Garcia, 46, said he was injured when he slipped while working in a trench to repair a water line in July 2018. CDI described Garcia as a “Lamont nursery worker” in a statement released Tuesday. Garcia was diagnosed with a lumbar strain, and his employer accommodated a modified-duty assignment. He continued to see his doct...

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