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July 12, 2018: Former LAPD Employee Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud

Paul Eakins, Public Information Officer
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A former civilian employee of the Los Angeles Police Department pleaded guilty today to one felony count of insurance fraud, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Gerald Ray Pulley (dob 12/5/66), who worked as a senior clerk typist, will have the charge reduced to a misdemeanor if he pays restitution of $3,491 and does 50 hours of community service as part of the negotiated plea agreement. He is scheduled to return for a sentencing hearing on July 12, 2019, in Department 50 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Deputy District Attorney Arunas Sodonis of the Healthcare Fraud Division said Pulley had been on temporary disability leave and was cleared to go back to work in February 2017, but he didn’t return to his job. Instead, Pulley returned to his second job working as a security guard while continuing to receive disability benefits from the police department, the prosecutor said.

Pulley hasn’t been employed with the LAPD since June 2017.

Case BA464228 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Special Operations Division, Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit.