Fraud charges have been filed in Sacramento against a retired CHP officer who claimed he had bad back -- but according to officials was captured on surveillance video-tape lifting 30-pound objects and moving furniture.
Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully announced today that felony workers' compensation insurance fraud and attempted perjury charges were filed against ex-California Highway Patrol officer Brian Christopher Hansen.
Hansen, 30, allegedly made false statements to doctors, investigators and in deposition about the extent of his disabilities caused by an on-duty back injury. Hansen stated he was only able to drive for very short periods, could not sit for more than a half-hour, couldn't lift more than 10 pounds and was could not even do office work.
However, according to a DA press release, the CHP's Office of Internal Affairs Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud Investigation Unit videotaped Hansen and learned differently.
Videotape evidence shows Hansen driving for hours at a time, moving furniture when he changed homes, picking up items weighing more than 30 pounds and engaging in everyday activities without signs of physical limitation, according to the press release.
Hansen received thousands in disability benefit payments that he didn't deserve, according to the DA.