Deputy On Workers’ Comp Caught Doing CrossFit Exercises

 Monday, October 24, 2016

 City News Service

An Orange County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on charges of workers’ compensation fraud. Nicholas Zappas, 36, of Laguna Niguel, was charged with 11 counts of insurance fraud and seven counts of perjury under oath, all felonies. Zappas tripped over a fire hose and claimed he injured his back, left shoulder and left side of his neck during a boat rescue April 2 of last year, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Zappas filed a workers’ compensation insurance claim, so he was restricted to working as a dispatcher, prosecutors said.
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