Woman Notices Fallen Sprinkler Head… Her Next Move Brings Detectives Running

A woman who bashed herself in the face with a fallen sprinkler head in order to get workers’ compensation has been sentenced to 18 months of probation after she forgot she was on security camera.

According to WTVT-TV, Sheyla Veronica White of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, aroused suspicions when she said she was hit in the head with the sprinkler part after it fell from the ceiling.

She had filed a claim, but her employer’s insurance company got suspicious. That’s when they turned the case over to Florida’s Division of Investigative and Forensic Services. They, in turn, requested the security footage.

As you can see, the sprinkler head did fall and it did, eventually, hit White in the face. However, this was due primarily to White’s human intervention. Take a look:


I’m not sure whether to be impressed by White’s quick thinking or disappointed that she made it so obvious it seems like something out of the old Kids in the Hall “Mama Compensation” skit. Either way, it’s a pretty scummy way to make a few bucks.

When she was convicted back in August of 2016, she was lucky to get off with just probation, considering her previous record. The state of Florida revealed in a statement released after White’s arrest that under her former name, Sheyla Diaz, she was convicted of stealing students’ personal details while she was a teacher in 2010.

According to the Orlando Sun-Sentinel, she had used those names to fraudulently obtain credit cards. She was sentenced to six months’ house arrest on that federal charge.

Several bills are being floated in Florida to change the workers’ compensation system. We can only hope that they succeed. Lest you forget, the person that eventually pays for this is you, thanks to higher costs.

Con artists are everywhere, of course, and security footage isn’t always available. The world needs a few less Sheyla Whites.

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Source: Woman Hits Herself in the Face With Sprinkler Hoping to Get Workers Comp

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