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Illinois workers’ compensation claimant guilty of fraud

Illinois Department of Insurance acting director Anne Melissa Dowling announced on Tuesday, August 11th that an Algonquin, Illinois resident, Tracy Williams, pleaded guilty to charges of workers’ compensation fraud, insurance fraud, aggravated insurance fraud, and perjury related to her claims of benefits, among other charges.

Williams was convicted of the 10-count indictment and was sentenced to two years probation. She was also ordered to pay the amount of $14,737.86 in restitution – as well as fines, fees, and court costs, for acquiring almost $90,000 in fraudulent workers’ compensation benefits.

Williams’ fraud was discovered via the investigative efforts of the department’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit, which found out from speaking with three of William’s employers that the reported accidents did not happen as she had claimed.

If you need legal help in obtaining workers’ compensation benefits in Illinois, seek legal assistance from our attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. in Champaign by calling our offices today at (217) 328-2828.