A former employee of the U.S. Postal Service is being indicted on workers comp charges and additional counts of making false statements. 29-year-old Ashton Luck, of South Roxana could face up to 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, up to three years supervised release, and mandatory restitution.
U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wiggington announced one count of workers' compensation fraud and five counts of making false statements on Friday. The indictment alleges that while Luck was a mail carrier for the East Alton Post Office she submitted a false claim for an injury sustained while on the job and that she submitted false leave slips, faked a doctor's note, and falsified hospital records to support her false claims. The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General.