LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A veteran LAPD police sergeant was out on bail Friday after his arrest on charges of workers’ compensation fraud.

KNX 1070’s Brian Ping reports Juan Fernandez served on the force for 24 years before his arrest this week.

Fernandez, who was based out of the Mission division, surrendered to authorities on Wednesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

He was charged with two felony counts of workers’ compensation insurance fraud and insurance fraud after he
allegedly submitted inconsistent doctor’s notes while off-duty on a workers’ comp claim for a ten-month period between May 2010 and last March.

Investigators said the sergeant doctored the doctor’s note, which allowed him to take off more time than was actually needed.

He was released on $30,000 bail.

Fernandez, who was assigned to the Mission District, could face up to seven years in state prison if convicted.

Comments (8)
  1. ILLEGALS says:

    24 Veteran, what a waste of time served..

    Getting Fired, possible jail time, & No Pension..

    Was it worth it?

  2. ILLEGALS says:

    24 year Veteran..

  3. fastfreddie says:

    cops do this all the time instead of waiting to retire they go out on workmans comp. there are no ethice in the flaw inforcement ield

  4. fastfreddie says:

    Ethics darn it, must be contagious Illegals

  5. Dave says:

    Where were his co-workers while this was going on? I guarantee someone knew. What a waste of service time. Because of fraud Workers Comp in California is a nightmare to deal with. As for fastfreddie cops and firefighters go out because of being disabled and today that can take years to prove even after you have retired.

  6. Alan Di says:

    Another criminal in uniform. Once convicted, remove his pension that he STOLE from the taxpayers. Make an example of him for all the other thugs to see.

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