August 10, 2020
CHP veteran arrested for theft and insurance fraud
BANNING – (INT) – A veteran California Highway Patrol officer stands accused of insurance fraud and theft.

Kathleen Beardsley, 46, was arrested without incident in Banning. She has been placed on administrative leave and her peace officer powers removed.

Beardsley filed a workers’ compensation insurance claim in February 2019. Eight months later a tip was received by the CHP’s Workers Compensation Fraud Investigations Unit in Sacramento that initiated a lengthy probe. A part of the investigation included surveillance in which Beardsley was observed engaging in activities inconsistent with the limitations outlined in her claim.

The CHP is also conducting an internal administrative investigation, San Gorgonio Pass CHP Commander Captain Mike Alvarez said in a statement issued Thursday.

As an Officer, California Highway Patrol at State of California, Kathleen M Beardsley made $167,644 in total compensation in 2015. Of this total $107,109 was received as a salary, $3,472 was received as overtime pay, $55,778 was received as benefits and $1,285 came from other types of compensation . This information is according to State of California payrolls for the 2015 fiscal year.
Kathleen M Beardsley total compensation is 25% higher than average officer, California Highway Patrol salary, and 82% higher than average State of California salary, according to the CalSalaries website.

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