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Contractor Charged with Fraud, Accused of Lowballing Payroll

The owner of a Revere, Mass.-based contracting company has been indicted in connection with a workers’ compensation insurance fraud scheme, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Anner Valentin Amaya of Revere, Mass., was indicted by a Suffolk County Grand …

Texas Construction Firm Owners Sentenced for Premium Fraud

A Travis County district court sentenced Anthony Stokes and Mario Williams of Little Elm, Texas for workers’ compensation fraud-related charges, reported Texas Mutual Insurance Company. Stokes and Williams were sentenced to one year deferred adjudication and ordered to pay $41,844 …

Texas Employer Indicted for Premium Fraud

A Travis County grand jury indicted G&M Construction and Glenda Gail Miller Howell on workers’ compensation fraud-related charges, according to Texas Mutual Insurance Company. G&M Construction was a road repair contractor that performed crack seal operations and sign erection for …

Workers’ Compensation Fraud and the Insurance Producer

There are essentially two types of workers’ compensation fraud — premium fraud and claimant fraud — and insurance producers can play a role in the discovery and resolution of both, according to one investigator who has brought some 800 cases …

Ohio Roofing Business Owners Guilty of Workers’ Comp Fraud

The owners of Triple Star Roofing (Wood County) were found guilty of fraud July 15 for failing to report payroll to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) in an attempt to avoid paying workers’ comp insurance premiums. Frederick Diebert …

Texas Man Indicted in Premium Fraud Case

A Travis County grand jury indicted an Irving man on workers’ compensation fraud-related charges, according to Texas Mutual Insurance Company. Harold E. Jenkins, owner of CTJ Maintenance, Inc., obtained workers’ compensation coverage through Texas Mutual from Aug. 26, 2006, to …

Florida to Investigate Role of Check Cashing Firms in Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Florida officials are calling for an investigation into the role of check cashing services in helping construction subcontractors avoid paying their fair share of workers’ compensation premiums. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, who has called for a working group …

California Business Owners Arrested for Premium Fraud

Valery Alena Thompson, president and CEO for Russell/Thompson, Inc., and her husband Earl James Thompson, a manager there, have been charged with one count each of violating section 11880(a) of the California Insurance Code for failing to report $900,000 in …