Workers’ Comp Fraud Over $100,000 Lands Vero Beach Man Back In Jail

 Friday, January 11, 2019

 Treasure Coast Palm

A Vero Beach man was charged with insurance fraud after deputies said he filed a fraudulent worker’s compensation claim worth more than $100,000 following a crash in June. Indian River County deputies arrested Curtis Huff Jr., 50, of the 900 block of 32nd Avenue, on Monday. He was charged with filing a false insurance claim greater than $100,000 and released from the Indian River County Jail Tuesday on $20,000 bail. Huff was injured June 13 when his vehicle struck a guardrail on State Road 60, about 20 miles west of Vero Beach. Investigators said Huff’s employers filed the claim on his behalf following the crash after Huff told them he was on his way to a job site. He was actually headed to a court date in Highlands County to stand trial for charges stemming from a prior arrest, deputies said.
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