LeAnn Mueller and wife charged with insurance fraud

Insurance Fraud Unit investigation alleges worker compensation fraud

LeAnn Mueller, owner of the Barbecue, and his wife, Allison Clem, who also runs the barbecue trailer, have been charged in a workers’ compensation fraud case.

Mueller and Clem are accused of defrauding the Travelers Casualty Insurance Company of more than $350,000. According to an Aug. 23 statement from the Texas Department of Insurance, when an employee was seriously injured while working at the Barbecue in 2016, the company did not have workers’ compensation insurance.

Clem reportedly applied for workers’ compensation insurance four days after the employee was injured and, without disclosing the incident, requested that the policy be backdated to three months before the injury.

The travelers approved the claim and paid the injured worker more than $350,000 in medical bills and lost wages.

Mueller and Clem are due in court on September 28. If found guilty, they could have to pay damages and reimburse Travelers for double what it paid the employee.

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