workers’ compensation fraud News

Owner of Mass. Asbestos Abatement Firm Indicted for Work Comp Fraud

A Massachusetts man who owns an asbestos abatement company has been indicted for allegedly failing to accurately report the nature of his company’s work to avoid paying thousands of dollars in insurance premiums. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced on …

Florida Division of Insurance Fraud Makes Arrests in Workers’ Comp Fraud Scam

The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) has arrested Juan C. Garcia, owner of Construction Forever LLC, for his involvement in a workers’ compensation insurance fraud scheme. The investigation conducted by DIF revealed that Garcia provided …

Former Mass. Jail Officer Sentenced for Fraudulently Collecting Benefits

Massachusetts authorities announced that a former Suffolk County correctional officer has pleaded guilty and been sentenced for fraudulently collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in workers’ compensation, disability, and retirement benefits while working. According to a May 29 announcement by …

Maine’s Highest Court Upholds Workers’ Comp Fraud Conviction

Maine’s highest court is upholding the conviction of a northern Maine man convicted of collecting more than $50,000 in workers’ compensation benefits while operating an engine repair business. An Aroostook County jury convicted 63-year-old Stephen Tucker Sr. of theft in …

34 Arrested in Louisiana Insurance Fraud Investigation

Louisiana State Police say a two month investigation into insurance fraud and auto theft has led to the arrest of 34 people across the state. Troopers say in a news release its Insurance Fraud and Auto Theft unit investigated staged …

2 Mass. Roofing Company Owners Indicted for Alleged Work Comp Fraud

Two business owners in Milford, Massachusetts, have been indicted in connection with failing to accurately report their total payroll and workforce to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance premiums, authorities announced. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office …

 Oklahoma Man Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Charges

A Tulsa County man pleaded guilty to two felony counts of workers’ compensation fraud after charges were brought by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s Workers’ Compensation, Social Security and Insurance Fraud Unit. Joseph Max Hutton, 20, a first-time offender, was …

Kansas Hotel Owner Going to Prison for Hiring Illegal Workers

A suburban Kansas City hotel owner has been sentenced to 27 months in prison in a case that highlights the U.S. Justice Department’s shift to targeting employers who knowingly hire immigrants not authorized to work in the United States. Munir …

Ohio Home Healthcare Firm Owner Failed to Report Employees; Owes $124K

An Ohio woman was sentenced Oct. 16 in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay $124,573.07 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) after operating a home healthcare agency …

Ohio Workers’ Comp Bureau: Fraud Investigator Goals Are Not Quotas

Ohio’s injured worker insurance fund sets goals for the number of fraud cases its investigators should refer for prosecution annually — an arrangement some former employees say encourages the pursuit of innocent people, an Ohio TV news investigation has found. …