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Thu December 20, 2012
AG: Tulsa Woman Illegally Got Disability Benefits
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office has charged a Tulsa woman with workers' compensation fraud after she illegally obtained nearly $10,000 in disability benefits.
Carolin Reinschmiedt was arrested December 7th on separate charges during a traffic stop. Her first name is spelled as Carolyn in some court records.
Court documents do not list an attorney for her.
The fraud charge was filed in August — but Pruitt says he doesn't publicize charges until an arrest is made.
Reinschmiedt allegedly submitted a claim in 2010 saying she injured her left shoulder, back and neck and complained of severe pain.
Investigators say surveillance video shows the woman shopping, getting in a car and lifting and carrying objects with no visible signs of discomfort.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 10th.