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Woman caught on video hitting herself in the head to get workers compensation

By Mason White 3:49 PM May 9, 2017
Sheyla White
Sheyla White
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) A company filed a workers compensation claim with their insurance company over an incident that hurt their employee.

The company said that while Sheyla White was working for them at the Cinque Terre Energy Partners in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a sprinkler fell on her, causing injury to her forehead.

The insurance company became suspicious of her claim and they contacted police.

During their investigation, the Florida’s Division of Investigative and Forensic Services requested to review security footage of the incident.

White had claimed that the metal sprinkler fell from the ceiling, bounced off her desk and struck her in the head. The video proved that the sprinkler fell from the ceiling and landed on her desk, but it did not bounce back.

Instead, the video showed White taking the sprinkler, looking around and hitting herself with the piece of metal.

White did not get any money. Instead, she was arrested and convicted of insurance fraud. She faced 5 years in prison, but was sentenced to 18 months of probation instead.