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Los Angeles teacher forges payroll employee signature

December 11, 2017, Los Angeles, CA — A Lake Elsinore woman, who worked as a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, has been ordered to pay more than $92,000 restitution after pleading guilty to insurance fraud.

Sheila Marie Green, DOB: 8-8-69, was sentenced by Riverside County Superior Court Judge
Helios Hernandez on Dec. 7, 2017, to eight years in custody – two years in county jail and six
years of mandatory supervision. She was also ordered to pay $92,310 in restitution to three
insurance companies.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the DA’s Office, Green pled guilty on Nov. 29, 2017, to two
counts of insurance fraud, Penal Code section 550 (a) (5).

During the years 2013 through 2016, while working as a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified
School District (LAUSD), Green submitted claims on several disability insurance policies she
had obtained that would pay benefits should she be injured and unable to work. For each claim,
Green forged the signature of a payroll employee with the LAUSD on documents stating,
fraudulently, that she was not working. However, an investigation conducted by investigators
with the LAUSD and the Riverside County DA’s Office, showed that Green was working while
also receiving disability benefits. During a search of Green’s vehicle, investigators found copies
of the documents with the forged payroll employee’s signature as well as paperwork with
numerous “practice” signatures of the LAUSD payroll employee.

The case, RIF1605893, was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Matthew Roberts of DA’s
Insurance Fraud Team.

Source: Riverside County District Attorney

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