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Washington State Man Accused Of Faking Injuries For Workers’ Comp

KALAMA, Wash. (AP) – A Kalama man is facing one count of theft after a Washington Labor & Industries investigation alleges he was faking injuries to collect nearly $300,000 in workers’ compensation benefits.

The Daily News reports Labor & Industries says James Thomasson was hurt while working as a logger in 2006.

A tree hit his leg, causing bruises and abrasions.

A year later, the state says he claimed he hurt his back while using a wedge to fell a tree in Shelton.

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