Carol Lisa-Gutman defrauded the OWCP out of nearly $430,000 from 1987-2016. For thirty years, Lisa-Gutman received disability payments for an alleged back injury that she claimed resulted from the difficult and repetitive tasks performed by U.S. Postal workers. However, an investigation revealed that she was more than capable of performing difficult yard work and bending over repeatedly without issue. You can read the story and watch the video here.

She faces up to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of multiple counts and types of fraud. She is just one more federal worker who succumbed to the temptation to steal government benefits and cost the American taxpayer and other federal employees.

Her case, among others, serves as a warning to others who are considering cheating the system. Investigators are keen on finding fraudsters and even if it takes 30 years, you’re likely to get caught.

It doesn’t matter whose idea it is, even if it is your doctor’s, disregard anyone that suggests that you can get more than you deserve for longer than you need. The risk is too high and could result in undermining the system over the long run for others. We are honest doctors who can help you get the medical care you need and ensure that you get the benefits you deserve. Call us with your on-the-job injury and we’ll take care of you.