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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 047 : FRAUDS

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 2024)
  • § 2024. Workers' compensation fraud; criminal penalties

    Any person, including an employee, employer, medical case manager, health care provider, vocational rehabilitation provider, or workers' compensation insurance carrier, who knowingly and with intent to defraud makes a false statement or representation for the purpose of obtaining, affecting, or denying any benefit or payment under the provisions of 21 V.S.A. chapter 9 or the provisions of 8 V.S.A. Part 3, relating to insurance, either for herself or himself or for any other person, shall forfeit all benefits or payments obtained as a result of the false statement or representation and all or a portion of any right to compensation under the provisions of 21 V.S.A. chapter 9 as determined by the Commissioner and:

    (1) for fraud involving $10,000.00 or more, be fined not more than $100,000.00 or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and

    (2) for fraud involving less than $10,000.00, be fined not more than $10,000.00 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both. (Added 1993, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), § 23; amended 2003, No. 132 (Adj. Sess.), § 16, eff. May 26, 2004; 2009, No. 142 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)