LOS ANGELES — 42-year-old Timothy Lowes of Corona has been arrested by Department of Insurance detectives on two counts of insurance fraud. Lowes is alleged to have submitted a fraudulent workers’ compensation claim which netted him over $11,400.
At the time, Lowes worked as a custodian for the Baldwin Park Unified School District. He claimed to have suffered an injury to his right shoulder and elbow and was treated, but said the pain had continued and was limiting him physically.
Subsequent investigation and video evidence revealed, however, that Lows was able to lift an all-terrain vehicle into and out of his truck perfectly fine. Detectives also discovered Lowes was involved in CrossFit and rock climbing during the time he claimed to have been injured. Lowes’ physician also looked at the footage and determined that Lowes had misrepresented his injuries and should not have missed time from work.
Lowes has been booked into the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as of April 20 on $30,000 bail. His arraignment is set for May 11.