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Spokane Valley man charged in scheme to get painkillers by using Seahawks players' last names

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March 3, 2015

Spokane – A Spokane Valley man has been charged with faking on-the-job injuries and using the last names of Seahawks players to obtain narcotics and other prescription drugs.

Jeffory Leonard Mock Jr., 34, faces 12 felony charges alleging he obtained controlled substances and prescription drugs by fraud. He's scheduled to be arraigned in Spokane County Superior Court on Wednesday, March 4.

According to charges filed by the Washington Attorney General, Mock visited eight Spokane-area hospitals and urgent care clinics 17 times to pull off the scheme from March 2013 to May 2014. Each time, he claimed to have been hurt on the job, usually injuring his back and buttocks while working for a moving, roofing or interior design company or retirement home.

At the medical facilities, he filed workers' compensation claims using variations on his first name or another first name that usually started with "j." For the last name, he typically signed the surname of a Seattle Seahawk or another pro ball player or coach.

Borrowed names include Sherman, Okung, Harvin

Among the last names of football players and coaches he's accused of using: Harvin, Largent, Sherman, Mora, Richardson, Hollenbeck, Robinson, Okung, Marino, Bledsoe and Henderson. He also used the surnames of stars from other sports: Malone, Langston and Duckworth.

Four of the employers listed on claim documents don't exist.

The health care facilities administered a variety of medications to Mock, including Valium, hydrocodone and hydromorphone.

L&I began investigating the case when an employer listed on one of the workers' comp forms said they might have been filed by Mock, a former employee. Investigators gave a handwriting expert the bulk of the injury accident reports, and the expert confirmed that each one matched samples of Mock's writing. Staff from several of the facilities later identified Mock in photo montages as a patient they had treated under a different name.

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Broadcast version:
A Spokane Valley man has been charged with faking injuries and using last names of Seahawks players to obtain narcotics and other prescription drugs.

Jeffory Leonard Mock Jr., 34, faces 12 felony charges alleging he obtained controlled substances and prescription drugs by fraud. He's scheduled to be arraigned in Spokane County Superior Court on Wednesday, March 4.

According to charges filed by the Washington Attorney General, Mock visited eight Spokane-area hospitals and urgent care clinics 17 times from March 2013 to May 2014. Each time, he claimed to have been hurt on the job and filed workers' compensation claims using a variation on his first name or another first name that usually started with "j." For the last name, he typically signed the surname of a Seahawk or another pro ballplayer or coach.

Among the last names of football players and coaches he's accused of using: Harvin, Largent, Sherman, Mora, Richardson, Hollenbeck, Robinson, Okung, Marino, Bledsoe and Henderson.

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