I once knew someone who got in trouble at work because they used a fake doctor’s note they printed off of the internet. Probably wouldn’t have gotten caught if they didn’t fill in the blanks themselves…something people with distinctive handwriting should probably avoid. Especially when the person you’re trying to dupe sees your handwriting daily. Here’s another such genius.
“Selena Edwards, 38, of Victorville, was arrested and faces 21 felony counts of insurance and workers’ compensation fraud, including submitting a fraudulent insurance claim, false statements, and false evidence associated with an alleged fraudulent claim against McDonald’s for second-degree burns to her hand from spilled coffee.
“By copying legitimate burn photos from the internet, Edwards attempted to make a profit from another person’s pain and suffering and for this she will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” said Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones.
Edwards claimed that when she was handed a cup of coffee at a McDonald’s drive-thru, the lid was not secured and the coffee spilled on her right hand. Edwards submitted an injury claim with photos of a hand with second-degree burns, but detectives discovered that some of the photos had been copied from a hospital website. In an attempt to exaggerate her injury, Edwards also submitted counterfeit documentation for treatment that she claimed to have received from a local hospital.
Edwards was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled Monday, November 10, 2014 to return to court for a preliminary hearing.”