False workers’ comp claims lead to more than $40,000 overpayment

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -Anita Maxwell, 55, surrendered herself to the Superior Court of California, Division 30 in Los Angeles County yesterday on 14 felony counts associated with insurance fraud. A California Department of Insurance investigation revealed that Maxwell, featured in season four of the reality series “Bridezillas”, allegedly submitted fraudulent documents and made false claims to receive more than $40,000 in undeserved workers’ compensation benefits.

“Taking advantage of the workers’ compensation system is not only illegal, but costly to all Californians who pay for this fraud through higher premiums,” said Commissioner Dave Jones. “These types of fraudulent claims are an insult to legitimately injured workers.”


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