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Restitution of $6,049 Ordered in Double-Dipping Case

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 274 | 0 | 65 min read

A man who repaired appliances while collecting benefits for an industrial injury was ordered to pay $6,049 in restitution to Texas Mutual Insurance Co., the carrier announced. Joe D. Lozano Sr. also served one day in jail after being convicted on a single Class A misdemeanor for workers’ compensation fraud. Lozano claimed he was injured while working as a repairman for A&A Appliance in Midland. Texas Mutual started paying benefits before learning Lozano was working as a self-employed repairman. “Investigators call this type of scam double dipping because the claima...

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