An injured Washington worker has to pay back more than $41,000 to the state for theft of workers’ compensation benefits.
Gary Miller pleaded guilty to third-degree theft for stealing cash benefits from the state’s Department of Labor & Industries (L&I).
Investigators found Miller held five jobs while signing official forms declaring he wasn’t working because of an injury he suffered on the job, according to an L&I news release.
Miller, a delivery driver, was in a crash that left him with severe chest injuries, but he later took on several other jobs because he was “tired of sitting around.”
Now he has to pay back $41,139 he received as benefits, and serve 240 hours of community service and two years on probation.