Sask. man gets 2.5 years in jail for defrauding Workers' Compensation of $137K
2 false claims amounted to 'largest amount of fraud we've ever had,' Workers' Compensation Board says
A former labourer from Hudson Bay, Sask., has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for defrauding the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board of over $130,000.
Larry Hayter was sentenced in the Court of Queen's Bench in Melfort, Sask., on Thursday, following a seven-day trial in late April and early May.
He was found guilty of filing two false claims totalling $137,377.76 and returning to work while receiving benefits.
"It's the largest amount of fraud we've ever had against the Saskatchewan WCB," said Heather Getz, a spokesperson for the board.
It's only the second time a person found guilty of defrauding Saskatoon's WCB has been sentenced to jail time.
Hayter has also been ordered to repay the full amount to the WCB.