According to Texas Mutual Insurance Company, district courts in Travis County, Texas sentenced three claimants, in separate cases, on charges related to workers’ compensation fraud. All three were involved in double-dipping scams.
Double-dipping involves claimants collecting benefits from workers’ compensation for being too injured to work, despite being gainfully employed. Under Texas law, claimants are required to contact their workers’ comp carrier upon returning to work.
Texas Mutual said that Odessa, Texas resident Gilbert Madrid, Irving, Texas resident Billy Morgan, and Dallas, Texas resident David Ercanbrack were all convicted.
The court sentenced Madrid to a repayment $3,818 to Texas Mutual, five years’ probation, 200 hours of community service, and mandatory attendance to treatment and counseling.
The court sentenced Morgan to a repayment of $1,443 to Texas Mutual, payment of a $500 fine, and one completed year of deferred adjudication.
The court sentenced Ercanbrack to payment of a $700 fine and 50 hours of community service.