A 32-year-old Lodi man has been arrested and charged with felony Workers’ Compensation Fraud after he was videotaped repeatedly skydiving despite claiming that he was unable to work due to a workplace injury.

Donald Ray Simmons, Jr., a Santa Clara concrete cutter, is accused of defrauding Arch Insurance Company of approximately $52,000. Simmons, Jr. faces a maximum of 5 years and 4 months incarceration if convicted of making false or fraudulent material statements in order to claim Workers’ Compensation benefits, and attempted perjury. He would also be ordered to pay full restitution. Simmons, Jr. has posted $20,000 bail and will be arraigned on April 23, 2015.


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