Another case of workers' comp fraud…..
Edward Panus, a fish merchant from Afton, NY, was convicted of illegally collecting $66,000. in workers' comp benefits while operating a fish stocking business near his home. Panus was receiving disability benefits for a back injury dating back to 1988. He was found guilty of submitting numerous work activity reports stating that he was not working in ANY capacity. Panus faces up to 4 years in prison.