IMPERIAL COUNTY— On June 30, 2017 60-year-old Teresa Baker was arrested and on January 4 of this year she subsequently pleaded guilty to one count of insurance fraud.
Baker had collected over $100,000 in disability payments although she was not entitled to them. During the time of the payments she was working for Brawley Public Scales, Sun Community Federal Credit Union and as a substitute teacher for the Brawley School district.
Baker had claimed a workplace injury back in October of 1998 after which she claimed to her insurer that she was unable to work.
The Standard Insurance Company made a referral to the CDI (California Department of Insurance) and an investigation began that revealed that she worked from May of 2007 through October of 2013 while also collecting disability benefits.
The fraudster was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 60 days of home detention, 3 years of probation and the repayment of $124,029.