A South Windsor man has been charged with illegally collecting $16,239.17 at Workman’s Comp.
ROCKY HILL, Connecticut — A South Windsor man who was temporarily and completely disabled but worked for JetBlue has been charged with illegally collecting workers’ compensation benefits.
Michael McLeod, 35, of South Windsor, was arrested Wednesday and charged with illegally collecting $16,239.17 in workers’ compensation benefits while serving as a corrections officer with the Connecticut Department of Corrections.
McLeod was charged with one count of improper claim or acceptance of benefits, one count of first degree theft and defrauding the public community.
According to the arrest warrant, McLeod was injured on the job and was temporarily permanently disabled.
“During the period of disability, the beneficiary is deemed incapable of performing work of any kind due to a work-related injury, notifies employers of medical improvement, and provides other employment income in excess of benefits provided. should be reported,” said the official.
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Officials did not disclose that McLeod was allegedly working for JetBlue while receiving workers’ compensation benefits, and that he was able to work at a new job or at the Department of Corrections.
MacLeod turned himself in to the Rocky Hill Police Department. He is scheduled to appear in court on January 11th.
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