Crime & Justice

Retired LAPD officer accused of workers' comp fraud

Los Angeles police say a retired officer has been arrested on suspicion of defrauding the city out of more than $200,000 in a phony workers' compensation scheme.

Officials said Thursday that the alleged scam stems from a medical claim filed in 2014, while Terry Johns was still on the force. Johns retired in 2016 after more than three decades with the LAPD.

Investigators allege Johns engaged in physical activities inconsistent with the injuries he said he sustained while on the job. As a result, officials say, the 56-year-old received benefits to which he wasn't entitled.

Court orders have been served on his financial accounts, freezing assets related to the alleged scam.

Johns could face charges including workers' compensation fraud. It wasn't immediately known if he has an attorney.