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A workers' compensation fraud case against Linda Lorrie Almy used video shot by a private investigator, showing Almy going about daily activities without assistance despite her claim to a doctor that her injuries required rest.
by Nolan Clay Published: March 3, 2013

She pleaded guilty to the felony last year and was placed on probation for three years. She agreed to repay $3,500 in restitution.

Despite her guilty plea, a workers' compensation judge in January awarded her $21,763 in benefits for a permanent partial disability to her left hip and left leg.

Almy, 56, now lives in Alabama.

“I did not want to go in front of a … jury,” she said. “I don't think I did anything wrong. … I'm innocent. I still say I'm innocent. I even got thrown in jail. I had to get a bondsman to bail me out.”

She said there was a reason she hadn't used the cane the day her movements were recorded.

The doctor that day gave her pain medication and encouraged her to do as much as she could, she said. “By the time I got out of there, I didn't have to have a cane because he had given me a shot,” she said.

She said she left Oklahoma because of her experience. “I will never come back,” she said.

by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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