Inspector general: Man falsified COVID-19 test results for workers’ comp benefits

A man was indicted for allegedly falsifying multiple COVID-19 test results in 2020 to obtain workers’ compensation benefits, according to state Inspector General Lucy Lang.

News 12 Staff

Jan 19, 2022, 8:05 PM

Updated 817 days ago

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Inspector general: Man falsified COVID-19 test results for workers’ comp benefits
A man was indicted for allegedly falsifying multiple COVID-19 test results in 2020 to obtain workers’ compensation benefits, according to state Inspector General Lucy Lang. 
Lang said in a release that 23-year-old Ajani Shaw, of Staten Island, was arraigned Tuesday on one count of grand larceny in the fourth degree, one count of insurance fraud in the fourth degree, seven counts of forgery in the third degree, seven counts of falsifying business records in the first degree and seven counts of workers’ compensation fraudulent practices. 
“Workers’ Compensation insurance is essential to the success of our state’s workforce and businesses, and all the more so during times of crisis,” said Lang. “Thanks to our partners at the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office for helping ensure the integrity of this vital safety net.”
Shaw was a part-time kitchen service employee in March at Staten Island’s Seaview Nursing Home, according to Lang. 
Lang says the insurer paid Shaw $150/week in workers’ compensation benefits. He later allegedly sent more documents to extend his benefits. 


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