Windsor School Board Employee Charged With Workers' Comp Fraud

A Windsor school board employee has been charged with workers’ compensation fraud and is accused of altering the doctor’s note to her employer. 

Inspectors from the workers’ compensation fraud control unit of the office of the Chief State’s Attorney arrested 46-year-old Patricia Stackpole, of Windsor, and charged her with one count of fraudulent claim or receipt of benefits. 

They said Stackhouse started collecting workers’ compensation benefits after reporting a work-related injury from slipping on ice in March 2018 and was seen several times “moving in a manner inconsistent with her claimed injuries,” according to the state Division of Criminal Justice. 

When she was released back to work, Stackhouse allegedly altered the doctor’s note and checked off a box marked “is unable” before a box marked “return to work,” according to officials. 

Stackhouse worked as a paraprofessional at the Sage Park Middle School in Windsor from August 2012 through August 2018, according to the Windsor Public Schools superintendent's office.

She was released on a promise to appear and is due in Hartford Superior Court on April 1.

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