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Rhode Island woman guilty of workers’ compensation fraud

Seventy-six-year-old Rhode Island resident Marta Rangel pleaded nolo contendre to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses on Wednesday, December 18 before Providence Superior Court Special Magistrate Patrick Burke for fraudulently collecting $10,000 in workers’ compensation insurance benefits while she was employed between February 2010 and June 2011.

According to Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training Director Charles Fogarty, Rangel, of 606 Public Street, Providence was given a 10-year probationary sentence and was ordered to pay full restitution in the amount of $10,019.05.

The state had compiled evidence against Rangel proving that she was employed at Cranston-based Homecare Advantage but had not reported that she was earning daily wages in order to still obtain workers’ compensation benefits, Kilmartin and Fogarty said.

Unfortunately, there are many workers deserving of workers’ compensation in Champaign who are unable to get the financial assistance they need. Our legal team at Spiros Law, P.C., fights for those seeking this necessary compensation. Call us at 217-328-2828 if you have been injured at work and need help filing for your workers’ comp benefits.