It was a record year for workers compensation fraud in Massachusetts last year, where more cases of alleged fraud were referred to prosecutors than ever before. Special InvestigationsWorkers' Compensation
"Personally, I believe its because they think that theyre smarter than the next guy. Theyve probably heard of someone getting away with this," said Tony DiPaolo, vice president of investigations at the Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts.
The bureau referred 256 cases to federal, state and local prosecutors in 2018, the most ever in a single year.