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    GAO launches investigation into federal workers' comp fraud

    July 20, 2011

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    Washington – The Government Accountability Office has launched an investigation into employees abusing the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act program, and has asked for help in identifying these individuals.

    Fraud schemes could include a beneficiary:

    • Working a second job
    • Overstating his or her workers’ compensation claim
    • Collecting benefits for a deceased individual

    People with information about possible fraud schemes are encouraged to contact GAO at workerscompfraud@gao.gov. Submitted details will be kept confidential.

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