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Worker Charged With Fraud for Claiming Benefits After Losing Fight With Ex-Marine

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 1267 | 1 | 103 min read

A construction worker who was allegedly drunk and stoned when he harassed a woman and got into a fight with a former U.S. Marine was charged with fraud for filing a workers’ compensation claim seeking benefits for injuries he sustained in the altercation, the California Department of Insurance announced. Meliton Hernandez Martinez Jr., 23, was on a midmorning work break when he made allegedly “inappropriate gestures” at a female in a nearby parking lot. He was confronted by the woman’s boyfriend, a former Marine, who reportedly asked Martinez to be more respectful. &l...

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