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McCrory Claims 40% of State Workers' Comp Costs Come from Abuse and Fraud

Friday, February 6, 2015 | 1

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory offered an eye-opening statistic on system abuse and fraud by state employees who file workers' compensation claims during his State of the State address, generating curiosity among stakeholders about where he got his information – a question that remained unanswered Thursday. In Wednesday's address, McCrory vowed to launch a major effort to "stop fraud and abuse ... dead in its tracks." He said that workers' compensation claims have cost North Carolina taxpayers about $150 million annually over the past six years, "whi...

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