NEW CANAAN — A New Canaan High School custodian was charged with workers’ compensation fraud after he was caught installing carpets when he was supposed to be recovering from an on-the-job injury.

Courtney Wills was arrested by inspectors from the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Control Unit, part of 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 a press release April 25 from the State of Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Wills, 37, received over $21,000 in worker’s compensation after he reported suffering an injury last April while working as a custodian at New Canaan High School

Wills received benefits from the alleged injury but was later found installing carpets, according to the statement. He did not report any change in his ability to work or the income he received and swore under oath he had not performed any work.

Wills, of Doreen Drive in Bridgeport, was released on a promise to appear in Derby Superior Court on May 8. He will be prosecuted by the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Control Unit of the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney in Rocky Hill.

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