LAPD officer facing workers comp fraud charges

A Los Angeles Police Department veteran of 11 years was arraigned this week on six counts of workers’ compensation fraud.

The 38-year-old officer surrendered himself to investigators on Thursday, according to Officer John Romero of the Los Angeles Police Department.

“The investigation stemmed from a claim filed…in late 2008,” Romero said. “Investigators … established probable cause to believe that Officer Yanez had received benefits to which he was not entitled.”

The officer will be “assigned to home without pay pending the outcome of both the criminal and administrative investigations,” Romero said.

He faces up to seven years of prison time if convicted.

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