HELENA, Mont. — A Montana state employee who said he got hurt at work and claimed disability from the state’s workers’ compensation insurer but was actually injured riding a motorcycle has admitted to a felony.

The Independent Record reports that 34-year-old Boone Block pleaded guilty June 14 to false claim to a public agency.

Block said he was hurt last year while working for the state Department of Transportation in Livingston.

One of Block’s co-workers said he didn’t see Block get hurt that day. But court documents show that Block told the co-worker he was going to ride his motorcycle over the weekend.

Montana started paying Block’s medical bills and set aside more than $30,000 in reserves to pay for Block’s lost wages and treatment. An anonymous tip revealed the truth.


Information from: Independent Record, http://www.helenair.com