The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

December 3, 2012
State worker's sentencing for fraud delayed until January

100602 yolo county gavel.jpgSentencing for a former California state employee convicted of fraudulently applying for worker compensation benefits has been delayed until next month.

Lisa Trevino-Angelo was arrested in 2009 after claiming that chronic pain, anxiety and fatigue left her virtually homebound without the strength to hold her baby, drink from a coffee cup and unable to perform her duties as a personnel specialist for the DMV.

A CalPERS investigation gave a Sacramento Superior Court jury in October enough evidence to convict the 41-year-old Trevino-Angelo of submitting a false benefit claim and making false statements to support it. Each crime is punishable by up to one year in prison. Sentencing was scheduled for last week but is now rescheduled for Jan. 4.

Former California DMV worker convicted of disability claim fraud
View Trevino-Angelo disability fraud documents


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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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