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Chip Kyle Bolton, 33, of Arizona and formerly of Salinas, has been convicted by a jury of two counts of false/fraudulent statements in order to obtain workers’ compensation benefits, one count of insurance fraud, one count of attempted perjury, one count of perjury, one count of welfare fraud and one count of grand theft, according to Monterey County District Attorney Dean D. Flippo.

The conviction was based upon surveillance footage of Bolton taken at a YMCA when he was exercising and playing sports, after testifying in his deposition that he was not able to perform these activities.

The amount of restitution for the worker’s compensation fraud is approximately $60,000 and for the welfare fraud, approximately $19,000. Bolton was remanded into custody and will be sentenced on May 2 by Judge Russel D. Scot. Bolton’s maximum sentence is 9 years and 10 months and fines for workers’ compensation fraud can be greater than $150,00 or double the amount of the fraud. Additionally, in insurance fraud cases, state law provides restitution be ordered and can include expenses such as attorney’s fees and the cost of the investigation.