Two Indicted on Workers’ Compensation Fraud Charges

March 27, 2007

An Albuquerque couple has been accused of defrauding the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration.

Rafael and Elvia M. Herrera, owners of Rafa’s Roofing Inc., were indicted on charges of forgery; fraud; and false applications, claims, proof of loss.

The state agency has accused them of altering a certificate of liability insurance for their business for the years 2005 and 2006. The state alleges the altered certificate was then presented to contractors as proof of liability and workers’ compensation insurance coverage.

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