Ronald Hunt Caught Working for HGTV, After Claiming Disability
Ronald E. Hunt, 56 was caught working as a designer on an HGTV show by a man working for the insurance company that was paying him disability. Ronald Hunt had claimed more than $147,000 in disability payments after saying he couldn't work anymore, but an employee saw the designer on TV and now Ronald Hunt has had to plead guilty to two counts of fraud.
"An investigation confirmed Hunt intentionally and knowingly concealed his secondary employment from his disability insurance company by falsifying written statements and deceiving a company field representative," reads a California Franchise Tax Board statement.
With his employment and the disability payments, Ronald Hunt had earned over $400,000 in three years, and to top it all off, he didn't pay any income tax. He has now been ordered to pay $180,000 in fines, serve 60 months of probation and 200 hours of community service.