Calif. Couple Arrested for Forging Workers’ Comp Documents

September 2, 2010

Two Loma Linda, Calif., residents have been arrested for alleged workers’ compensation insurance fraud. According to the Department of Insurance, Sir Isaac Lindsay, and his wife Veronica Lindsay are charged with felony forgery after allegedly presenting fake documents to demonstrate that their business had workers’ compensation insurance, when they were not insured. The Lindsays were booked at the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino County with bail set at $25,000 each. If convicted, the Lindsays could face a prison sentence of up to 18 years.

The DOI said Sir Isaac Lindsay, owner of Lindsay Motorcade and Protective Services, bid and was awarded a contract to provide security services to the Moreno Valley Unified School District. As part of the bid process, Lindsay provided documentation the school district required to be awarded the contract. Among the documents required was proof of insurance, including workers’ compensation coverage, which Lindsay and his wife provided.

On Aug. 14, 2006, an employee of Lindsay Motorcade and Protective Services was murdered while patrolling one of the school district’s campuses. As a result of this incident, it was discovered that Sir Isaac Lindsay did not have workers’ compensation coverage and the documentation he submitted to secure the contract with the school district was fraudulent. The fraudulent documents reflected that Lindsay Motorcade and Protective Services was insured with State Compensation Insurance Fund, but because the documents were fraudulent, the school district was responsible for paying more than $100,000 in relation to the murder of Lindsay’s employee.

The case is being prosecuted by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office.

Source: DOI

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