Worker's compensation insurance plays an important role in today's workplace. It protects California workers from the suffering financially after unfortunate accidents at the workplace. However, there are some workers who end up abusing the system by exaggerating their injuries. This can result in employee fraud charges, as well as loss of benefits.
One worker seems to have done this and is now facing fraud charges. The 32-year-old worker had been collecting workers' compensation insurance benefits since suffering an injury that supposedly prevented him from working. However, the man was observed working as a youth hockey coach. The man was reportedly being paid to coach the youth hockey team.