Bethany man charged with workers' compensation fraud
BY Associated Press
Thursday, August 16, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY — A Bethany man who claimed he was injured on the job has been charged with workers' compensation fraud.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office said Wednesday the charge was filed against Tony Azar.
Prosecutors said Azar went to the Workers' Compensation Court in 2009 and claimed he slipped and fell on wet pavement near a swimming pool.
In 2010, Azar sought medical treatment in Oklahoma City for a lower back injury. Officials said he claimed the ongoing pain left him unable to be active without assistance and he had to use a cane when walking. But prosecutors allege surveillance video showed him walking without a cane, running and bending at the waist.
Officials said Azar received more than $3,000 in disability benefits.
A telephone number for Azar couldn't be found Wednesday.