Deputy District Attorneys Scott Byrd and Mike Chiriatti of the Workers’ Comp Fraud Unit gave a presentation to over 120 employees of the Victor Valley Transit on the subject of the workers’ compensation system. A number of topics were discussed including procedures, benefits, fraud reporting, etc. This was part of the Unit’s ongoing dedication to education in the community. We are committed not only to fighting fraud where it is found, but also in reducing the instances of fraud through education and outreach.
The District Attorney has made fraud prosecution a top priority. The current economic downturn and housing crisis have given rise to many scams, particularly in the areas of identity theft, workers' compensation insurance fraud, and welfare fraud.
In response, the District Attorney is taking action against those engaged in unlawful activities. With the workers compensation insurance unit, and the welfare fraud unit.