Retired LAPD employee arrested on workers’ comp fraud charges

A 51-year-old retired Los Angeles Police Department civilian employee, who worked for the department for 18 years, has been arrested on suspicion of workers’ compensation fraud. The LAPD’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit conducted an investigation that stemmed from a medical claim filed by him in 2016. KCAL (Los Angeles) [with video]

LAPD Valley Traffic officer suspected of workers’ comp fraud

A 48-year-old, nine-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department has been arrested on suspicion of workers’ compensation fraud. He is the second LAPD employee to be arrested recently on similar charges. Los Angeles Daily News

California: Former sheriff deputy’s home raided in Chico

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents last week arrested a 60-year-old former Butte County sheriff’s deputy for possession of unregistered assault weapons during a traffic stop. Although it was unclear how long he was employed and his reason for leaving his position, he reportedly had filed a workers’ compensation claim against the county. Action […]

Southern California clothing store owner sentenced for tax evasion

A Southern California clothing store owner who failed to report tens of millions of dollars in sales has been sentenced to two years in prison. Jeong Kim, who owned and operated more than 50 retail clothing stores in Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, pleaded guilty charges including evading sales taxes, […]

How an insurance rating could unfairly cost contractors jobs

The experience modification rate has evolved into a do-or-die benchmark on whether contractors are qualified to bid on many jobs, and some say that’s not fair, especially for smaller contractors. Setting bid prequalification on EMR can be unfair to smaller contractors because part of its calculation is based on the size of the company’s payroll. […]