Saturday, October 20, 2012
Local Workers' Comp Claims Bring Jail For McHenry Woman
Tracy Williams, 43, of McHenry, was arrested late Wednesday on charges of workers' compensation fraud, aggravated fraud, insurance fraud and perjury. Madigan's criminal complaint alleges Williams concocted phony injuries and filed fake claims for workers' compensation benefits at businesses in Algonquin, East Dundee and Geneva.
Williams filed four Workers' Comp claims in fewer than three years for injuries that Madigan says never happened. In one instance, Williams claimed a shoulder injury, according to the complaint, from a non-existent customer punched her. "The workers' compensation system is supposed to cover costs of employees who are injured on the job," Madigan said. "The evidence in this case shows the defendant was intent on defrauding the system for her own benefit."
Williams is in custody on a $90,000 bond.
In the pic: A McHenry woman is in federal custody for allegedly filing fake Worker's Comp claims against area businesses including this one on Route 31 in Algonquin.