Calvin Otis Smith, Jr., former public works employee, admits benefits fraud in Baltimore

12:05 PM, Nov 8, 2013   |    comments
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BALTIMORE (WUSA9) -- A former Baltimore City Public Works employee was ordered to give back almost $7,000 in money he stole from filing false benefits claims, according to the Md. Attorney General's office. 

Calvin Otis Smith, Jr., 41, of Baltimore, pled guilty in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City to one count of felony theft scheme, officials said in a news release. 

Smith was sentenced to two years incarceration, all of which was suspended, placed him on five years probation and ordered him to pay $6,881.68 in restitution.

"Conjuring up false injury claims to get money he didn't deserve landed this individual in hot water," said Attorney General Gansler. "Our team of investigators worked hard to ensure this criminal's scheme would not go unpunished."

Smith admitted to filing 13 separate claim forms alleging he was unable to work due to these accidents. However, documents in support of these claims were fraudulently submitted by the defendant. As a consequence of these fabricated claims, Aflac sent Smith a series of benefit checks totaling $6,881.68, officials said. 

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