- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office has filed a criminal charge against a 27-year-old man accused of workers’ compensation fraud.

Online court records indicate the charge was filed in Oklahoma County against Robert Christopher Owen of El Reno. The records do not indicate if Owen is represented by an attorney.

Prosecutors say Owen was employed by a nursing home when he filed a claim for compensation after allegedly injuring his right shoulder. Owen went to an emergency room where he received an arm sling and claimed he was not able to lift or carry anything.

But an investigation revealed Owen performed some construction work and was also observed pushing a lawn mower with his right arm.

If convicted, Owen could face up to two years in prison and a $1,000 fine.

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