Crazy Video WATCH: Woman Hits Herself With Fallen Sprinkler for Phony Workers' Comp Claim
A Florida woman's not-so-bright workers' comp scheme was foiled by surveillance video and state investigators.
The case of the Fort Lauderdale worker was highlighted by FOX 13 in Tampa in its report about state lawmakers' efforts to reform the workers' compensation system.
Sheyla White was sitting at her office desk last summer when a sprinkler head fell from the ceiling and landed nearby.
Surveillance video from the office shows her pick it up and then hit herself in the face or head with it.
White then pursued a workers' comp claim, alleging the object hit her in the head.
Her employer, Cinque Terre Energy Partners, filed the claim, but was suspicious and worked with the state's Division of Investigative and Forensic Services to uncover the fraud before White received any money.
White was convicted of workers' compensation insurance fraud, a third-degree felony, and sentenced to 18 months of probation.