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A Milpitas, Calif. resident may have created a new application for the phrase “adding insult to injury,” after being arrested for workers’ compensation insurance fraud. Antone Costa Rita Jr. allegedly sustained an injury to his ankle while painting a tennis court during his time as a city worker for Menlo Park, Calif.

Rita filed a workers’ compensation claim with his employer, the city of Menlo Park, on November 19, 2002. He spent the years following his claim in a number of ways that the California Department of Insurance (CDI) found more than a little suspicious. Even after multiple treatments, including surgery to repair the injury, Rita continued to complain to his doctors of severe pain, limping, and even worsening of the condition that prevented him from finding work. Video surveillance, however, told a different story.

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