York Springs man charged with workers’ compensation fraud

Federal prosecutors have filed charges accusing a York Springs man of workers’ compensation fraud for collecting nearly $25,000 in benefits they say he was not entitled to receive.

Robert M. Fowler, 60, faces up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines and restitution if convicted, according to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith.

An agreement was also filed indicating that Fowler intends to plead guilty when he appears for his arraignment in federal court.

Fowler allegedly sustained an on-the-job injury in 1999 while working at the Defense Industrial Plant Equipment Center in Mechanicsburg and began receiving federal workers’ compensation.

Smith said Fowler allegedly lied on several forms he submitted because he falsely claimed he was not incarcerated during the prior 15 months for a felony and was residing with his wife.

Fowler was in the Adams County Jail between September 2012 and July 2013 and had not resided with his wife between October 2010 and March 2014, Smith said.


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