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The best thing you’ll see today: Florida woman caught on tape faking a worker’s comp injury

Published May 3rd, 2017 2:21PM EDT
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If you’re one of those “I hate my job” people, I can definitely sympathize. Having once worked for nearly a decade at a cable company, both on the phones with irate customers and in other capacities, I don’t have to think too far back to remember a time when waking up in the morning was a chore in itself. This Florida woman obviously feels exactly the same way, and when fate handed her the opportunity to score a “Get out of work, free!” card, along with a nice worker’s compensation check, she took it without hesitation. The only problem? This is 2017, and everyone is watching.

The woman in the video is one Sheyla Veronica White. Reports have not disclosed exactly where White was employed, but it’s clear from the video that her desk work was abruptly interrupted by a falling sprinkler component. Rather than simply reporting the incident to maintenance, she rapidly formulated a plan to score some sweet, sweet insurance fraud cash and, after making sure nobody else was looking, slapped herself in the fact with the metal ring.

Unfortunately for White, someone was watching, and it happened to be a security camera. Upon filing the claim, her employer had a hunch that something was amiss and reported it to Florida’s Division of Investigative and Forensic Services, according to reports. When agents checked the tape, it was pretty clear what had happened, and White was charged with workers’ compensation insurance fraud. She was convicted with the help of the video and received 18 months of probation.