Suwannee County Man Arrested for Workers’ Compensation Fraud
Contact: Ashley Carr
LAKE CITY – The Florida Department of Financial Services today announced the arrest of James “Mike” Millard for workers’ compensation fraud. An investigation by the Department’s Division of Insurance Fraud confirmed reports that Millard fraudulently received more than $20,000 in benefits from December 9, 2012, through February 7, 2014, when he filed more than a dozen reports claiming no earned income. It was discovered, however, that Millard was being employed and compensated by a concrete construction company during this time.
Millard faces a second degree felony charge that carries a maximum 15 year sentence. His case will be prosecuted by the office of Third Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister.
Anyone with information about suspected insurance fraud is asked to call 1-800-378-0445. Citizens who provide tips can remain anonymous. The Department of Financial Services has awarded nearly $350,000 to nearly 60 citizens as part of its Anti-Fraud Reward Program. The program rewards individuals up to $25,000 for information that directly leads to an arrest and conviction in an insurance fraud scheme.
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Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a statewide elected official, oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Atwater’s priorities include fighting financial fraud, abuse and waste in government, reducing government spending and regulatory burdens that chase away businesses, and providing transparency and accountability in spending. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).