Former Salinas, Calif. resident gets nearly 9 months in prison for insurance fraud

 Tuesday, May 6, 2014


A former Salinas resident has been sentenced to eight years and eight months behind bars for fraudulently obtaining disability benefits.Chip Kyle Bolton, 33, claimed an on the job injury in 2011 and was receiving worker’s compensation payments, but was later caught on camera playing basketball. That’s despite his claims that he was having difficulty standing for more than hour and holding his baby daughter, prosecutors said.
Bolton, who now lives in Arizona, was convicted last month of seven felony counts involving welfare fraud and workers’ compensation fraud.
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