COUNTY EMPLOYEE TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR INSURANCE FRAUD AND PERJURY BY MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS AND CONCEALING INFORMATION RELATED T

November 13, 2014

Case # 14CF3738

COUNTY EMPLOYEE TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR INSURANCE FRAUD AND PERJURY BY MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS AND CONCEALING INFORMATION RELATED TO WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLAIM

SANTA ANA – A county employee is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow for committing insurance fraud and perjury by making false statements and concealing information related to his worker’s compensation claim. William Parker, 43, Corona, is charged with 15 felony counts of insurance fraud, four felony counts of making a fraudulent statement, two felony counts of attempted perjury under oath, and one felony count of perjury by declaration. If convicted, Parker faces a maximum sentence of 17 years and six months in state prison. Parker is being held on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow, Nov. 14, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.

On June 4, 2005, Parker was hired by the Orange County Probation Department (OCPD) as a Deputy Juvenile Corrections Officer. On Oct. 5, 2007, Parker was involved in a non-work related motor vehicle accident which caused injuries to his back and resulted in loss of time from work. Parker filed an insurance claim as a result of that automobile accident and received a settlement.

On Sept. 28, 2010, Parker is accused of suffering a back injury while working for the OCPD. Parker filed a Worker’s Compensation Claim and was taken off work by his treating doctors after the county accepted the claim. Parker did not return to work until late February 2013 when he returned as an Office Specialist due to his claimed injuries.

In February 2012, Parker filed a lawsuit against a citizen for personal injuries where the defendant claimed injuries to his back after sustaining another motor vehicle accident. During the pendency of this lawsuit, Parker is accused of making material misrepresentations and perjuring himself during his depositions and in his responses to interrogatories.

Between 2010 and 2013, Parker was treated by various doctors as a result of his claim. While being treated by doctors, Parker is accused of denying and failing to disclose the prior injuries about his back.

Deputy District Attorney Pam Leitao of the Insurance Fraud Unit is prosecuting this case.