California: East Bay defense contractors charged with fraud

Three members of a respected San Ramon, California business family are facing 14 felony charges including conspiracy, money laundering and workers’ compensation fraud, according to court records, in connection with their defense contracts. The Contra Costa District Attorney’s office’s charging records cover a seven-year period, starting in September 2010 until December 2017. Mercury News (San […]

California officer arrested in Las Vegas for alleged workers’ comp fraud

A Santa Clara County, California sheriff’s lieutenant was arrested in late December in Las Vegas for allegedly faking the extent of an injury and receiving workers’ compensation. Investigators allegedly saw her engaging in “strenuous workouts” despite her injury. SFGate

California: Sacramento County sting exposes fraudulent use of contractor licenses

California Contractors State License Board Statewide Investigative Fraud Team investigators recently went undercover in Folsom to catch unlicensed contractors, and arrested 28 suspects. One person could face additional penalties for lacking the proper workers’ compensation insurance policies. Mountain Democrat (Placerville, Calif.)

Workers’ comp fraud over $100K lands Florida man in jail

A Vero Beach, Florida man was charged with insurance fraud after deputies said he filed a fraudulent workers’ compensation claim worth more than $100,000 following a crash in June that was not work-related. Investigators say he was actually headed to a court date to stand trial for charges stemming from a prior arrest when the […]