Officials alleged Mia Rachel Brown, 26, of West Covina was collecting disability checks for an injury sustained at a prior job the same time she was working for the DMV. She allegedly told doctors she hadn't worked since being injured at a dairy in 2009.
Brown was booked in county jail on suspicion of insurance fraud and attempted perjury. If convicted, she faces a maximum of seven years in state prison. The loss due to the alleged fraud is $14,831.
Detectives said the California Department of Insurance Fraud Division received a tip from an anonymous caller that Brown had filed a workers' compensation claim against her former employer, Dean Foods, and had recently showed up at a deposition using a cane.
The caller said that while Brown had been off work on disability, she had been employed at the DMV Office in Compton.
While at Dean Foods, Brown slipped on a wet floor in the dairy and injured her left knee and left hand on Oct. 15, 2009. She reportedly fell again on Nov. 16, 2009.
Brown started working for the DMV in May 2010.
At her sworn deposition, Brown allegedly denied working and indicated she had not worked since Nov. 16, 2009. She also allegedly told two doctors she hadn't worked since 2009.
Brown collected disability checks from Liberty Mutual Insurance Company from October 2010 through June 2011 while employed at the DMV.
Brown was taken into custody at the Compton DMV office by the California Department of Insurance, fraud division detectives and DMV internal affairs investigators.
But it's not clear from the Department of Insurance statement when the arrest was made.