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Comp Fraud and Claims May Increase With Recession, Investigators Say

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 975 | 0 | 95 min read

Investigators and fraud watchdogs are warning that employers could soon see a spike in fraudulent or exaggerated workers' compensation claims as some employees face layoffs and others work at home. “It depends on the industry, but already we're hearing from companies that have been inundated with claims,” said Michael Teti, managing partner at DigiStream Investigations, which has offices in 16 U.S. cities. Some workers, fearing a deep recession because of the coronavirus shutdown across the country, may hope to secure benefits to provide extra income while they'r...

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