Officers say Q’Orianka Kilcher has been charged with illegally amassing almost $97,000 in incapacity advantages whereas engaged on the TV present.
LOS ANGELES — “Yellowstone” actor Q’Orianka Kilcher has been charged with illegally amassing almost $97,000 in incapacity advantages whereas engaged on the TV present, authorities introduced Monday.
Kilcher, 32, of North Hollywood, is charged with two felony counts of staff’ compensation insurance coverage fraud, in response to a press release from the California Division of Insurance coverage.
Kilcher in 2020 performed Angela Blue Thunder for 4 episodes of the Paramount Community Western, which stars Kevin Costner.
She additionally portrayed Pocahontas within the 2005 film “The New World” and was in 2019’s “Dora and the Misplaced Metropolis of Gold.”
Whereas engaged on “Dora” in October 2018, Kilcher allegedly injured her neck and proper shoulder, the insurance coverage division mentioned.
A 12 months later, Kilcher instructed a health care provider dealing with the insurance coverage declare that she had been supplied work however couldn’t take it due to extreme neck ache from her harm, in response to the insurance coverage division’s assertion.
From 2019 by way of 2021, Kilcher acquired $96,838 in non permanent incapacity advantages. However an investigation later found that Kilcher had labored on “Yellowstone” for a number of months in 2019 in the course of the interval she claimed to be disabled, the division mentioned.
“In keeping with data, she returned to the physician and began receiving incapacity advantages 5 days after final engaged on the present,” the assertion mentioned.
Kilcher surrendered and was arraigned on the fees in Could, the assertion mentioned.
In a press release her lawyer, Michael Becker, mentioned that Kilcher was a passenger in a manufacturing car when she was harm.
“Third-party docs verified her harm and entitlement to advantages. Ms. Kilcher was always candid along with her docs and remedy suppliers…and he or she by no means deliberately accepted advantages that she didn’t imagine she was entitled to,” Becker mentioned.
Kilcher will “vigorously defend herself and asks that she be afforded the presumption of innocence each in and outdoors the courthouse,” Becker mentioned.
EDD studies almost 10% of 19.5 million claims paid have been fraudulent