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A California correctional sergeant was recently arrested for workers’ compensation insurance fraud after collecting $115,000 in workers’ comp benefits while earning $130,000 as a real estate agent.

Steven Michael Shadden, 32, a correctional sergeant at San Quentin State Prison, filed a workers’ compensation injury claim for his left ankle. Five months later, the workers’ compensation carrier hired a private investigator to track Shadden’s activities for a two-day period. During that time, the private investigator discovered that Shadden was working as a real estate agent. He was videotaped performing activities inconsistent with his work restrictions advised by his doctors.

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