Tishomingo man to pay $8,000 in restitution due to workers' compensation fraud


Friday, July 16th 2004, 5:59 am
By: News On 6


(Oklahoma City-AP) -- A Tishomingo man must pay $8,000 in restitution after pleading no contest to one count of workers' compensation fraud.

Attorney General Drew Edmondson says investigators found Jackey Wayne Newton was building a bookstore while he received disability payments from his former employer's insurance company.

Newton had claimed he suffered a back injury while working as a shear machine operator for Sundowner Trailers Incorporated.

Newton must pay $8,256 in restitution and serve a five-year deferred sentence.