workers’ comp fraud News

CDI: Trucking Company Owners Cheated Workers’ Comp Carrier out of Millions

A pair of California trucking company owners were arrested for cheating their worker’s compensation insurer out of millions of dollars. Alvin Shin Chen, 54, and Fiona Xilin Chen, 46, both of La Cañada Flintridge, Calif., were arrested this week at …

California Insurance Agent Convicted of Worker’s Comp Insurance Fraud

Kannai David Scantlen, 41, of Valley Springs, Calif., a former insurance agent conducting business as Kan I Save Insurance Services, was convicted of insurance fraud and sentenced to 60 days, three years of formal probation, and ordered to pay $20,000 …

Ohio Woman Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud, Owes $94K

A Youngstown, Ohio, woman has been ordered to repay the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) nearly $94,000 in workplace injury benefits she collected illegally. The Ohio BWD reported that Zelma Forro pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud in the …

Florida Business Owner Arrested for $1.8M Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the arrest of Maira Chirinos, owner of Pompano Beach construction company Tocoa Builders, Inc. Chirinos is alleged to have misrepresented information regarding Tocoa Builder’s operations, employees and payroll when applying for a workers’ …

Mississippi Sisters Arrested For Workers’ Comp Fraud

Deputies in Harrison County, Mississippi, have arrested two relatives in an ongoing case of worker’s compensation fraud that occurred at a Gulfport business. The Sun Herald reports Sheriff Troy Peterson said 39-year-old Detria L. Vogle, of Biloxi, and 26-year-old Rachel …

California Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Tribe Through Workers’ Comp Scam

A Northern California man has pleaded guilty to defrauding an Indian tribe for millions of dollars as part of a workers’ compensation scam. The Sacramento Bee reported that 46-year-old Gregory Chmielewski last month pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud. …

13 Indictments Handed Down in Massive Workers’ Comp Fraud Scam

An investigation into what’s being called one of the largest cases of workers’ compensation health care insurance fraud in California Department of Insurance history led to 13 indictments announced today against seven Southern California-based medical professionals. This is the second …

Nine Californians Nabbed in $24M Alleged Workers’ Comp Billing Scheme

Detectives with the California Department of Insurance arrested nine people involved in a complex scheme allegedly targeting more than 230 workers’ compensation insurers and self-insured employers. Siblings Francisco Javier Gomez, Jr., 32, and Angela Rehmann, 38, owners of G&G Interpreting …

Workers’ Comp Hearing Rep. in California Caught Cashing Dead Client’s Settlement

A California workers’ compensation hearing officer was arrested for allegedly trying to steal a settlement check from his client. Department of Insurance detectives arrested Ramon Humerto Otero, 37, of Adelanto, and Efrain Heredia Ojeda, 43, of Corona, on multiple felony …

California Siblings Sentenced For Workers’ Comp Fraud

A California brother and sister who owned a landscaping service won’t contest charges that they duped several workers’ compensation carriers out of more than $200,000. Michael George Mello Jr., 37, and his sister Mary Catherine Rodriguez, 38, owners of Sacramento, …