Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for claiming worker's comp while working other jobs
Terry L. Melvin, 39 of Montpelier, Idaho, has been sentenced to prison for insurance fraud, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said.
Melvin pleaded guilty on August 15 to one count of insurance fraud, admitting that he made false statements to the Idaho State Insurance Fund, claiming he was injured in order to obtain extended workman’s compensation benefits.
"While receiving those benefits for more than one year, he worked and received income from odd jobs," said Bob Cooper with the Attorney General's office. "While receiving workman’s compensation, Melvin was videotaped walking, riding a bike and climbing stairs with no apparent discomfort."
Melvin was sentenced to ten years in prison and ordered to pay $10,000 plus court costs and $591 in restitution.