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LA County Probation Officer Charged with Workers Comp Fraud

Allegedly filed nine false claims and faces 27 felonies

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A Los Angeles County probation officer was arrested Tuesday for allegedly filing nine fraudulent workers' compensation claims over the last three years.

Rochelle Williams of Inglewood, a six-year Probation Department employee who placed youths in foster homes and other facilities, was taken into custody at the agency's Downey headquarters by probation employees and California Department of Insurance investigators.

Williams, 35, is accused in 27 felony counts of forging departmental as well as medical documents, including signatures, to support her claims. Officials did not describe the injury that Williams said she had suffered.