When an executive at a multi-billion-dollar corporation was awarded disability payments for worker’s comp claims, we were hired by the insurance company to follow the executive and make sure that his claims were legitimate and no insurance fraud was taking place.
We didn’t know that an otherwise routine surveillance job would lead us from Los Angeles to a surprise trip to Maui.
Not only did we obtain video evidence of the executive (who was clearly not hurt), the evidence was then taken to the Insurance Commissioner by our client, and the executive was arrested for insurance fraud.
A transcript of the video follows:
Let me talk to you about one of the more famous cases that we had for an insurance company [for] which we were asked to follow the executive of a multi-billion dollar corporation here in the United States – one of the top 20 companies in the United States.
And we simply were following him for a few days. He supposedly had a bad back. He didn’t do anything out the ordinary until one day we saw him loading up 3 suitcases into his car, and he drove to the Los Angeles International Airport – where our guy was there with him. And of course we didn’t have any bags, we just had the shirt[s] on our backs. The guy went to the United terminal and he checked his bags to a flight to Maui.
So our guy tried to get in touch with me, ‘What do I do? What do I do?’ So he made the decision on the spot that he would just go to Maui and see what would happen.
And about 7 or 8 hours later, after the guy had checked in to one of the resorts in Maui, the guy not only played tennis, but later that evening, did 9 holes of golf – all of which were on videotape.
Of course the client was very, very happy and had no problem paying our bill, and said that was a excellent call in going there.
So in this particular case what happened was that not only did he lose his claim to any disability payments, but the company was big and bad enough where they went to the Insurance Commissioner and actually got him arrested for insurance fraud.
Of course, he lawyered-up, he didn’t spend any time in jail, but he spent literally hundreds of thousands of dollars with the attorney trying to keep him out of jail.