28-year old Jonathan Quezada was employed as a cook at a La Mesa IHOP when he fractured his clavicle during his shift. When recounting the events to his employer and insurance representatives, he stated he slipped and fell while cleaning grill grates. Quezada received $22,781 in worker’s compensation.
The California Department of Insurance began an investigation into Quezada’s claim after receiving a referral from the Preferred Employers Insurance Company. Surveillance video revealed Quezada did not break his clavicle cleaning grill grates; he broke it play wrestling with a coworker.
On 02/12/2020 Quezada was arrested for multiple felony counts of insurance fraud and worker’s compensation insurance fraud. He was booked at the Sacramento County Jail. Any charges filed and prosecuted will be the by San Diego District Attorney’s Office. Bail is set at $25,000.