Staged Robbery for Comp Benefits

On February 24, 2010 a woman who ‘staged’ a robbery at the store she worked at plead guilty to a charge of insurance fraud. Miranda Lorraine Pruitt helped ‘stage’ a robbery of the convenience store she worked at in order to collect workers’ compensation benefits. She reportedly collected $3,360 in disability and workers’ compensation benefits after she quit her job citing ‘anxiety and stress-related symptoms’ made her unable to work. She claimed that she suffered post-traumatic stress disorder thinking about the robbery she helped to stage!

Her sentencing is expected to take place on April 20.

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