A Florida woman has been denied workers’ comp and criminally prosecuted after hitting herself in the head with a sprinkler head while on the job.
The woman, Sheyla Veronica White, has been convicted for workers’ compensation insurance fraud.
The crime is a 3rd degree felony. She has been punished with 18 months of probation.
Security cameras captured footage of an apparently lucid Ms. White picking up the sprinkler head after it had fallen on her desk, and striking herself violently in the head with the object.
Her employer’s insurance company became suspicious and referred the incident to Florida’s Division of Investigative and Forensic Services.
Detectives requested the CCTV footage and were able to prove that the injury was staged and self-inflicted.