California: 11 unlicensed contractors busted in Shasta County sting

Eleven unlicensed contractors recently were targeted in a sting operation in Shasta County, California by the state licensing board. The charges include not having workers’ compensation insurance or proper licenses. Record Searchlight (Redding, Calif.)

Washington construction contractors discusses struggle with unresolved workers’ comp claim

A long-standing workers’ compensation claim can be enough to put a company out of business, take away the owner’s ability to stay profitable, or wrap them in years of bureaucratic red tape. The latter was the case for one Washington-based construction company owner who is still financially affected by a fraudulent workers’ comp claim which […]

N.C. officials file charges in $150K workers’ comp scheme

Authorities have charged a 48-year-old Raleigh, North Carolina man with defrauding The Hartford Insurance Co. and Continental Insurance Co. of a combined $157,000 via workers’ compensation claims based on policies issued to nonexistent employers. News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)

Connecticut fireman fired following investigation

A 54-year-old Hartford, Connecticut firefighter who spent more than seven months on workers’ compensation has been fired following an internal investigation into alleged workers’ comp fraud, the city’s fire chief said last week. The purported injury reportedly was not connected to his involvement in fighting a fire in October 2014 that led to the department’s […]

Ohio: Former police officer faces fraud charges

A 37-year-old former officer with the Newcomerstown, Ohio Police Department faces criminal charges for allegedly fabricating a story that he was shot by a man in a vehicle after stopping the car for a traffic violation in April. An investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation found that the former officer allegedly forged workers’ […]