SAN JOSE — The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has charged a San Jose Police Dispatcher with Insurance Fraud. The seriousness of the crime may not only cause the dispatcher to do hard time but also face a career change as well.
Santa Clara District Prosecuting Attorney Vonda Tracey said, “A San Jose police dispatcher has been charged with fraudulently pocketing more than $84,000 in Disability Insurance money after she returned to work after a non-work related disability.”
The female dispatcher, 41-year-old Wendy Vaccaro of Campbell, was charged with felony fraud and had appeared before a judge in Dept. 23 at the San Jose Hall of Justice on August 20, 2019, for an arraignment hearing.
It is alleged that Vaccaro collected disability Insurance checks for $5,600 monthly from mid-June of 2017 until September of 2018 when the insurance company discovered that the SJPD dispatcher had actually gone back to work shortly after applying for disability insurance for a non-related work injury.
“Disability Insurance is meant to get people back on their financial feet while they regain the ability to work,” Tracey said. “It’s not meant to supplement your income for personal profit.”
According to the San Jose Police Department, Vaccaro has been placed on administrative leave until further notice.
San Jose Dispatcher Charged with Insurance Fraud was last modified: September 3rd, 2019 by