Jasper County Man Indicted for Workers Compensation Fraud
A Jasper County man has been indicted on charges of workers compensation fraud, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
David Myrick Cox, age 55, of Louin, has turned himself in to investigators of the Attorney General’s Insurance Integrity Unit at the Jasper County Sheriff’s office following indictment by the Jasper County Grand Jury on one count of workers compensation fraud. The indictment alleges that Cox, while working for Jasper County, was injured and filed for workers compensation in February 2012 before returning to work in May of 2012. Cox did not notify Mississippi Public Employers Workers Compensation Service that he had returned to work and instead continued to receive workers’ compensation benefits through January 2013.
Cox was booked into the Jasper County jail and is currently awaiting trial. If convicted, he faces up to three years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Larry Baker and investigated by Christopher Watkins of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division/Insurance Integrity Unit.