Texas Home Exteriors Inc. of Austin pleaded guilty to a third-degree felony in a workers’ compensation fraud case. The 331st Travis County District Court ordered the company to pay $20,000 in restitution to Texas Mutual Insurance Company.
Texas Home Exteriors reported that it only employed company officers and clerical staff. Texas Mutual Insurance Company opened an investigation after its underwriting department noticed that the company reportedly filed a claim for a worker who was injured while installing siding.
Texas MutualSM investigator Sandra Milburn reportedly uncovered evidence that the injured worker was actually employed by an uninsured subcontractor who was not covered on Texas Home Exteriors’ policy.
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