Employers should always do proper background checks in order to avoid hiring dishonest and untrustworthy individuals. However, things do not always go as planned, and employers in California often end up hiring exactly those types of people. This may have been what happened to one construction company recently when it became a victim of employee fraud.
The construction company's former employee claimed that an injury sustained while working had caused him to be unable to work. This resulted in an injured worker claim being filed and the man receiving more than $10,000 in disability benefits via workers' compensation insurance. However, it turns out that the man may have been committing fraud in order to receive the benefits. The man now faces criminal charges, for which he will have to answer in a court of law.