Red Flags for Fraud
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Winston Services opened its doors on March 21, 1994. What began as a one-man operation has quickly grown into a current staff of 24 full time and part-time associates. Winston Services is a full-line investigative company specializing in Workers' Compensation investigations. The company serves all major insurance companies and third-party administrators across Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Arkansas.
Since 1994, Winston Services has worked with numerous insurance companies, self-insured employers, and TPAs. This work has included thousands of claims investigations, surveillances, and other miscellaneous reports.
Winston Services' reputation is centered on professional video, quality reports, providing timely updates, 24/7 availability and going the extra mile to get the job done.
"Nearly 1 in 10 Americans would commit insurance fraud if they knew they could get away with it. Nearly 3 in 10 Americans (29 Percent) wouldn't report insurance scams committed by someone they know." Progressive Insurance (2001).
If there were any doubts of the effectiveness of surveillance, they can be laid to rest with the conviction of Kathryn Boggs by the Attorney General's office. She was found guilty of workers' compensation fraud with video obtained by Winston Services.
"Attorney General Pruitt Charges Oklahoma City Woman with Workers' Compensation Fraud"
"OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s
Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit filed charges this
week against Kathryn Kaye Boggs-Palmer, 51, for
workers’ compensation fraud and conspiracy to
commit workers’ compensation fraud.
According to the charge filed Tuesday in Oklahoma
County District Court, Boggs-Palmer filed a claim with
the Workers’ Compensation Court on July 13, 2005,
for purported injuries sustained while working.
In November 2010, Boggs-Palmer sought continued
medical treatment in Oklahoma City for multiple
injuries and claims of severe pain stemming from the
work-related accident that she said required her to
walk with forearm crutches. During several months of
investigation, investigators filmed the defendant
moving heavy appliances, lifting several large trash sacks, carrying multiple shopping bags and performing yard work.
The defendant could face up to seven years in prison and/or a fine of $10,000, if convicted.
The Attorney General’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit is the only Oklahoma law enforcement agency dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of workers’ compensation fraud. The Unit also helps raise public awareness of fraud in Oklahoma. "
A news release from the Oklahoma Office of Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt. 8/24/2011
Jessica Schamback with KOCO News Oklahoma City