Look Up Before You Lie

Security Guard Randolph Olsen forgot to look up before faking injuries from an alleged car accident. Olsen was employed as a school security guard. He collected $8,726 in workers’ compensation benefits for injuries caused by a “hit-and-run” car accident while patrolling the school’s parking lot.

The accident never happened. Olsen, the security guard, was apparently unaware that the parking lows were monitored by closed-circuit television cameras, which contradicted his claims (there was no accident).

On February 10, 2010 Olsen was sentenced to 30 days in County jail, five years probation, and ordered to make restitution.

Greg Lois is the managing partner of LOIS LLC and dedicates his practice to defending employers and carriers in New York and New Jersey workers' compensation claims. Greg is the author of a popular series of "Handbooks" on workers' compensation, and is the co-author of the 2016-2019 Lexis-Nexis New Jersey Workers' Compensation Practice Guide. Greg can be reached at 201-880-7213 or glois@loisllc.com