Former Maryville police officer indicted on fraud charges

2012-12-27T00:00:00Z 2013-01-02T11:31:07Z Former Maryville police officer indicted on fraud charges
December 27, 2012 12:00 am

Former Maryville Police Officer Richard Turner, 53, was indicted by a Madison County Grand Jury on charges related to fake worker's compensation claims, according to a county State's Attorney press release. 

Turner faces multiple charges stemming from a 2009 worker's compensation claim he filed while with the Maryville department, according to the release. The Glen Carbon resident allegedly injured his back and received worker's compensation for the injury. After an investigation by the Maryville Police Department, it is alleged that Turner did injure his back, but not while at work.

Turner is charged with two counts of felony theft and two charges of unlawful violation of the Workers Compensation Act. He is alleged to have defrauded Maryville of more than $38,000 and the Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Association, the village's insurer, of more than $150,000.

Turner worked for Maryville from November 2003 until his resignation on October 2011.

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