A meter reader in Cathlamet, Washington, claimed she could not return to work due to a dog bite and subsequent post-traumatic stress disorder was found to have six dogs at home and another diagnosis – grinding – according to her doctor.
Linda Lashell Jordan was sued for fraudulent compensation fraud after collecting $ 186,000 for her injury and subsequent psychiatric diagnosis she claimed left her unable to work to make her faint at the sight of dogs, the Washington State Department of Labor reported and Industries. Friday.
The department began investigating her in 2018, more than a decade after she was bitten by a dog while working for the Pacific County Public Utility District and four years after she claimed her "dog phobia" made her disabled. An investigator who pretended to visit his home to buy building materials was greeted by three small French bulldogs. Later, he saw her three large boxers swarming around her, according to the department.
Ms. Jordan "did not faint or seem afraid to be with the dogs and had the investigator photograph her with two of the boxes." She explained that she and her husband had been rescuing and promoting boxers for 30 years and even warned the investigator that one of her recently rescued dogs could bite, the department said. Catalog