Los Angeles: On April 24, 2018, Police Officer John Bailey of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), assigned to the Van Nuys Area, was arrested by the LAPD on a felony arrest warrant for workers’ compensation fraud.
The LAPD’s Special Operations Division, Worker’s Compensation Fraud Unit, conducted an investigation that stemmed from a medical claim filed by Bailey in early 2018. Investigators, working in partnership with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Healthcare Fraud Division, as well as the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, established probable cause to believe that Bailey knowingly committed workers’ compensation fraud and as a result received benefits he was not entitled.
Bailey was booked in Los Angeles County and is being held on a $60,000 bail. Bailey is 43-years-old and resides in San Bernardino County, California. The LAPD’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit was expanded in late 2008 to investigate workers’ compensation fraud and other allegations involving abuse of benefits by City employees.
The goal is to aggressively investigate fraud and abuse of benefits within the workers’ compensation system. The LAPD has completed 17 workers’ compensation fraud investigations so far this year, and this marks the fourth felony arrest this year from these investigations.