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Massachusetts Man Indicted for ‘Working While Collecting’ Under Workers’ Comp

A Milford, Massachusetts man has been indicted on larceny and workers’ compensation fraud charges in connection with allegedly collecting more than $18,000 in disability benefits while he continued to work, according to the office of Attorney General Maura Healey. Kenneth …

Florida Construction Company Owner Nabbed in Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

The owner of a construction company in Naples, Fla., was arrested this month for an alleged workers’ comp scheme, according to an announcement from Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. Raimundo Hernandez-Argueta, owner of Naples construction company Complete Framing Professionals …

New York Prison Guard Accused of Workers’ Comp Fraud

New York’s inspector general says a state prison guard has been charged with fraud and grand larceny, accused of stealing more than $38,000 in sick leave and workers’ compensation benefits by falsifying medical records. Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott says …

How to Use Social Media, Surveillance to Catch Workers Compensation Lies

As workers’ compensation fraud costs top out at an estimated $7.2 billion a year, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, insurers are looking at ways to combat the crime. There are several warning signs that a workers’ compensation claim …

Massachusetts Business Owner Indicted on Workers’ Comp Fraud Charges

Authorities said a Wilmington, Massachusetts man has been indicted in connection with allegedly failing to accurately report the nature of his company’s work in order to avoid $120,000 in insurance premiums. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said Robert Foss was …

Connecticut Launches New Website to Help Fight Fraud

The state of Connecticut is launching a new website to help fight fraud, waste and abuse in state government. Officials say the website, located at FightFraud.ct.gov, will make it easier for the public to report suspicious conduct. It will also …

New York Man Accused of Fraud in Collecting $82K From Workers’ Comp

New York authorities have charged a Niagara Falls man with larceny and insurance fraud, accusing him of collecting $82,000 from workers compensation over 13 years while self-employed. Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott says 55-year-old James Reagle is accused of making …

Prosecutors Charge 8 in California Workers’ Comp Kickback Scheme

Eight people are facing federal charges in San Diego, Calif. in what prosecutors call a kickback scheme that involved tens of thousands of dollars in bribes and $25 million in improper workers’ compensation claims. U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy said this …

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 …