Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Workers' Compensation Fraud Charges Filed

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Workers' Compensation Fraud Charges Filed

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The attorney general's office on Monday announced workers' compensation fraud charges against William "Billy" Nichols of Oklahoma County and Johnathon H. Glover of Pontotoc County.

Nichols, 44, started U.S. Weed Control while he was still employed by another company. Nichols allegedly accessed the other company's records to generate fraudulent workers' compensation insurance certificates using the other company's information. In addition, Nichols allegedly charged and received payment for two weed spraying services that never occurred, one in the amount of $3,000 and the other in the amount of $7,350.

Nichols is charged with two counts of workers' compensation fraud and two counts of obtaining under false pretense. If convicted, Nichols could face up to 14 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000 for workers' compensation fraud. …

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