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Charlotte County NAACP president arrested for fraud

Rev. Louis Anderson, president of the Charlotte County NAACP, is being accused of committing worker’s compensation fraud.

Anderson’s known in the for his role as a pastor and president of the county’s NAACP chapter.  But, after a lengthy investigation, he may become known for committing worker’s compensation fraud during his previous employment with the Sarasota County Schools.

The investigation, conducted by the Florida Division of Investigative and Forensic Services, uncovered that Anderson reported getting hurt on the job in 2018. At the time, he was working as a behavioral tech aide. The report goes on to say that he was struggling with an out-of-control student when he was hit by a door and injured his back, leg and shoulder.

Those investigating the case allege that Anderson misrepresented himself to his doctor and on his intake form about previous injuries to those body parts.

Anderson swore under oath that he was telling the truth, saying he “has no reason to lie.”

Detectives took a look at the doctor’s notes, medical records and past interviews with Anderson, finding out that he did commit workers’ compensation fraud, a third-degree felony.

According to the investigation, Anderson received more than $16,000 in lost wages while costing the school district over $29,000 in medical bills and $8,000 in legal fees.

WINK News reached out to Anderson and while he did not want to comment right now, he did say he would talk to us at a later date. He is out of the Sarasota County Jail on bond and will be due in court later this month.

Reporter:Erika Jackson
Writer:Drew Hill
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