workers’ compensation fraud News

N.C. Ramps Up Workers’ Comp Fraud Investigations, Fines for No Coverage

North Carolina has stepped up its efforts to identify businesses not complying with state workers’ compensation laws which it says has resulted in a significant increase in fines collected compared to the same time frame last year, according to a …

Washington Fraud: Plumber’s Work Comp Scam, Woman’s Bogus Theft Claims

Wash. Plumber’s Workers’ Comp Scam Nets Him 45 Days in Detention An Auburn, Wash., plumber who lied about working while he was receiving disability payments has been sentenced to serve 45 days in detention. Bobby Eugene Stepp, 66, claimed he …

Workers’ Comp Fraud News: Payroll Scam, False Claim, Collecting Deceased’s Benefits

Texas Landscape Company Convicted of Workers’ Comp Fraud A Pflugerville, Texas, landscape company pleaded guilty March 21 to misrepresenting its payroll so it could pay less for workers’ compensation coverage. Jammers Groundscapes entered the plea in a Travis County District …

Fraud News: Lapsed Policy Scam, Faked Attack for Workers’ Comp, Arson

Idaho Man Sentenced for Insurance Fraud Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced an Ada County man was sentenced Friday, February 16, for one count of Insurance Fraud. Fourth District Judge Peter Barton sentenced 33-year-old Edward J. Castagno, of Boise, after …

Fraud News: Father and Son Building Scam, $1M Workers’ Comp Payroll Scheme

Iowa Father and Son Sentenced in Insurance Fraud Case Two Iowa men were sentenced to two years of supervised probation after pleading guilty in Delaware County District Court recently to the charge of Fraudulent Practices in the Third Degree, an …

Fraud News: Maryland Stats, Cop’s Workers’ Comp Scam, Fake Rear End Crash

Maryland Reports 77 Charged With Insurance Fraud in 2017, $466,000 in Fines and Penalties The Maryland Insurance Administration continues to partner with federal, state and local government agencies, insurance carriers and producers to investigate and prosecute individuals and businesses for …

Fraud News: Arson, False Claim Scams, Workers’ Comp Scheme Busted

South Dakota Woman Sentenced for Role in Bar Arson Case A Pollock, S.D., woman has been sentenced to serve two months behind bars for her role in a conspiracy to burn down a Herreid business. Authorities say 21-year-old Cheyenne Wolski …

Ex-California Hospital Owner Sentenced for $600M Workers’ Comp Fraud

The former owner of Pacific Hospital in Long Beach was sentenced to federal prison on Friday for running a $600 million workers’ compensation fraud scheme. Michael Drobot, 73, was sentenced Friday to 63 months in prison and fined $500,000. Earlier …

Fraud News: Counterfeit Airbags, Workers’ Comp Premium Scheme

Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Counterfeit Airbag Scheme A southwestern Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to a scheme to sell counterfeit automotive airbags and components online. This guilty plea resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and …

Fraud News: Fake Property Claim, Staged Crashes and Workers’ Comp Fraud

Mississippi Woman Arrested for Insurance Fraud A woman has been arrested for allegedly trying to defraud an insurance company by claiming her property was destroyed in a fire at her home in Mississippi. Attorney General Jim Hood, in a news …