LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) - A LaGrange woman was arrested on multiple charges following an investigation of a false injury claim by the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation's Enforcement Division.
According to Enforcement Division Director Stan Bexley, Charlotte Wortham Huguley, 48, of LaGrange, GA, was arrested on Friday, Oct. 14, and transported to the Troup County Jail.
Huguley has been charged with one count of felony insurance fraud and three misdemeanor counts of making false and misleading statements.
"The Enforcement Division's investigation alleges that Huguley, who was formerly employed at Krystal's in LaGrange, fabricated a work-related injury in January 2016 in order to receive workers' compensation benefits," the press release said.
Huguley claimed she was injured as a result of a mop she was using at the time broke causing her to suddenly jerk forward injuring her shoulder. She claims she is now totally disabled and unable to perform work.
"Unbeknownst to Huguley, her actions were being recorded on close circuit video which recorded no such incident occurring," the news release said.
The Enforcement Division's investigation revealed Huguley fabricated the claim for the purpose of receiving medical treatment for other underlying medical issues. She made false statements to both her employer and emergency room medical staff regarding the alleged injury.
Insurance fraud affects everyone. To report suspected workers' compensation fraud or an employer with no workers' compensation insurance coverage you can call the State Board of Workers' Compensation's Enforcement Division at (404)-657-7285 or go to www.sbwc.georgia.gov and file a complaint online.