November 23, 2020

Mississippi man indicted on workers compensation fraud

A Purvis man turned himself in Monday after being indicted on one count of workers compensation fraud, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

Charles Stevenson, 36, surrendered to the Forrest County Sheriff’s Department after a Forrest County grand jury indicted him for submitting false and misleading income statements and employment information in order to receive more money than he was owed from a workers compensation claim.

If convicted, Stevenson faces up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine. A charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This case was investigated by Justin Harris and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brad Oberhousen, both with the AG’s Public Integrity Division.