Former USPS employee sentenced after fraudulently receiving workers' compensation benefits

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - It was announced today that a Colonial Heights, Viginia resident was sentenced in Cheyenne to serve 36 months probation, Apr. 4. Christopher Sean Koegl, 45, was sentenced for making false and fraudulent statements to obtain federal workers’ compensation benefits. Koegl is a former resident of Cheyenne, and former U.S. Postal Service employee who injured his knee on the job and began receiving federal workers' compensation benefits in 2010. Receiving benefits paid by the US Department of Labor, Koegl was required to immediately report if he returned to work or obtained new employment, and to immediately return any benefit payment which he received for a period in which he worked. In Sept. 2014, Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation agents served a search warrant on Koegl's Cheyenne residence and seized evidence of drug distribution. Koegl was arrested and charged wtih possession of heroin with intent to deliver, and plead guilty and was sentenced to 5 years probation. On Apr. 15, 2014, Koegly submitted a flase form to the Dept. of Labor which reported that he was not self-employed or involved in any business activities between 2013 and 2014. The statement was false, Koegl was selling heroin in Cheyenne between July 2013 and Apr. 2014. Koegl will no longer receive federal workers' compensation benefits as a result of this felony conviction, and will pay approximately $31,090 in restitution to the US government. #shortgo #news