Fla. Couple Charged with Faking Mold Remediation Lab Results

April 5, 2007

A Vero Beach couple have been arrested for allegedly providing false mold laboratory test results to customers of their mold remediation company.

Following an investigation by the Department of Financial Services, Division of Insurance Fraud, Lisa Lynn Bock, 42, and her husband Patrick John Bock, 43 face charges of insurance fraud and grand theft.

The Bocks were booked into the Indian River County Jail with bond set at $10,000 and $25,000, respectively. If convicted on the charges filed against them, Lisa Bock faces up to five years in prison and Patrick Bock up to 20 years in prison. Both also face possible fines and restitution.

The investigation was initiated when Travelers of Florida Insurance Co. received a bill for $2,987 from Registry Service. Before remitting payment, Travelers requested records from a lab company to confirm that the lab had prepared the report for Registry Services.

Upon review, the laboratory company said the report submitted by Registry Services was fraudulent and alleged that they may have submitted other fraudulent laboratory reports.

DIF then found other homeowners in Vero Beach who had been customers of Registry Services. The Bocks are suspected to have obtained a total of $15,569 from their fraudulent mold remediation services.

The lead agent in DIF’s investigation is Detective Anne R. Erwin. Anyone who suspects they may be a victim of this scheme should contact Det. Erwin at (561) 837-5668.

Source: Florida Department of Financial Services

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