NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A custodian at a New Canaan school who was supposedly left unable to work due to an on-the-job injury was arrested after he was caught working another job, state officials said.
Courtney Wills, 37, of Bridgeport was arrested Tuesday by inspectors from the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Control Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and charged with one count of fraudulent claim or receipt of benefits and one count of perjury.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Wills received more than $21,000 in workers’ compensation benefits after he reported suffering an injury in April 2016 while working as a custodian at New Canaan High School.
Wills received the benefits because of restrictions placed on his ability to work because of the reported injury, but he was later seen installing carpets, the warrant states.
He did not report any change in his ability to work or the income that he had received, the warrant states. When asked under oath, he stated that he had not performed any work, the warrant said.
Wills was released on a written promise to appear in Derby Superior Court on May 8.