Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (3/13/2014) – Car Wash Chains Reach Nearly $4 Million Settlement For Wage and Workers’ Compensation Violations

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – March 13, 2014 Car Wash Chains Reach Nearly $4 Million Settlement For Wage and Workers’ Compensation Violations (NY) – Two car wash chains, with 21 car washes in New York City, that are owned by John Lage, Michael Lage and Fernando Magalhaes, have...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (3/20/2014) – Orthopedic Surgeon Who Did 20 Surgeries a Day Will Now Set Both Feet In Prison

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – March 20, 2014 Orthopedic Surgeon Who Did 20 Surgeries a Day Will Now Set Both Feet In Prison (NY) – Dr. Spyros Panos has been sentenced to 54 months in federal prison for operating a fraud scheme that cheated Medicare, the New York State Insurance Fund...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (3/27/2014) – DA Says Tree Trimmers Are Not Gardeners: Owners of Landscaping Company For Country Clubs Bound Over For Trial

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – March 27, 2014 DA Says Tree Trimmers Are Not Gardeners: Landscaping Company For Country Clubs Bound Over For Trial (CA) – Jesse Contreras and Carlos Contreras, father and son who own Sunshine Landscaping, have been bound over for trial on charges of workers'...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (4/3/2014) – Buffet Restaurant Manager Used Safe Houses To Hide Undocumented Employees Who Were Paid In Cash

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – April 3, 2014 Buffet Restaurant Manager Used Safe Houses To Hide Undocumented Employees Who Were Paid In Cash (ME) – Mei Juan Zhang, who managed the Grand Asian Buffet restaurant, part of a group of restaurants owned by her family across three states,...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (4/10/2014) – Cage Dancer Was Dancing The Night Away While Receiving Workers’ Compensation and Food Stamps

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – April 10, 2014 Cage Dancer Was Dancing The Night Away While Receiving Workers’ Compensation and Food Stamps (NY) – Terry Hares has pled guilty to workers’ compensation and welfare fraud for illegally obtaining benefits. While receiving benefits...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (4/17/2014) – Trucking Company Owner Is Hauled All the Way To Jail For Insurance and Tax Fraud

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – April 17, 2014 Trucking Company Owner Is Hauled All the Way To Jail For Insurance and Tax Fraud (CA) – Ricardo Casillas, the owner of California-based Casillas Transportation Services and Desert Express Transportation Lines, has been sentenced to 300 days...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (4/24/2014) – Taxi Driver Legally Changed His Name To Hide His Double-Dipping

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – April 24, 2014 Taxi Driver Legally Changed His Name To Hide His Double-Dipping (WA) – Cab driver Shahin I. Shahin has been sentenced to 19 days in electronic home monitoring after pleading guilty to theft. Walid I. Shahin originally filed for workers'...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (5/1/2014) – Workers’ Compensation Pill Distributor Sentenced To Ten Years In Federal Prison After Overdose Deaths

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – May 1, 2014 Workers’ Compensation Pill Distributor Sentenced To Ten Years In Federal Prison After Overdose Deaths (NY) – Craig Oleksowicz has been sentenced in federal court to ten years imprisonment for illegally distributing oxymorphone, a Schedule...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (5/8/2014) – Father Who Claimed He Could Not Hold His Baby Will Miss Her While In Prison For Fraud

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – May 8, 2014 Father Who Claimed He Could Not Hold His Baby Will Miss Her While In Prison For Fraud (CA) – Chip Kyle Bolton has been sentenced to over eight years in prison for fraud. Bolton told a claims adjuster that a work injury prevented him from even...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (5/15/2014) – Mayor Of Bonnie and Clyde’s Ambush Town Who Failed To Pay Bills Headed To Prison

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – May 15, 2014 Mayor Of Bonnie and Clyde’s Ambush Town Who Failed To Pay Bills Headed To Prison (LA) – Former Gibsland Mayor Odell Key has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to malfeasance in office. A state legislative audit revealed that...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (5/22/2014) – Cruise Terminal Longshoreman Pleads Guilty In Painkiller Oxycodone Scheme To Rip Off Insurers

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – May 22, 2014 Cruise Terminal Longshoreman Pleads Guilty In Painkiller Oxycodone Scheme To Rip Off Insurers (NY) – Christopher Galasso, who was arrested in the “Operation Shore Thing” investigation, has pled guilty to insurance fraud and conspiracy...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (5/29/2014) – Mom and Daughter Interpreters Who Stretched Their Mileage Now Have To Stay Home

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – May 29, 2014 Mom and Daughter Interpreters Who Stretched Their Mileage Now Have To Stay Home (WA) – Gloria Mendoza Garcia and her daughter, Gloria Del Rocio Gonzalez, who were the Washington Department of Labor & Industries' top billers for mileage...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (6/5/2014) – Fictitious Businesses and Identity Theft Used For $400,000 Workers’ Compensation Fraud Scheme

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – June 5, 2014 Fictitious Businesses and Identity Theft Used For $400,000 Workers’ Compensation Fraud Scheme (VA) – Carlos Perry, who ripped off workers’ compensation insurers for $401,649, has been sentenced to twelve years in federal prison...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (6/12/2014) – Roof Falls In On Roofing Company Owner Who Lied and Is Now Is Headed To Jail

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – June 12, 2014 Roof Falls In On Roofing Company Owner Who Lied and Is Now Is Headed To Jail (NJ) – Charles Kelcy Pegler Sr., the president of Roof Diagnostics, Inc., has been sentenced to six months in jail for insurance fraud. Pegler stole $265,044 from...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (6/19/2014) – Disabled Musician Played In Beatles Tribute Band While Collecting Disability

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – June 19, 2014 Disabled Musician Played In Beatles Tribute Band While Collecting Disability (OH) – After making restitution of $13,277.24, Ricky Gantz was fined $120 and ordered to pay court costs for workers' compensation fraud for working while receiving...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (6/26/2014) – Horseshoer Nailed By Feds For Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – June 26, 2014 Horseshoer Nailed By Feds For Workers’ Compensation Fraud (PA) – Herman Mokuau has been charged by information with one count of theft of government funds and one count of false statement or fraud to obtain federal employees’...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (7/3/2014) – Owner Of Tequila Sunrise Must Pay Or Stay For Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – July 3, 2014 Owner Of Tequila Sunrise Must Pay Or Stay For Workers’ Compensation Fraud (OH) – Maria Meszaros, the owner of the Tequila Sunrise bar, has pled guilty to workers’ compensation fraud for working as a cook at her bar while she was...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (7/10/2014) – Tow Truck Driver Caught On Video Trying To Pull a Fast One

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – July 10, 2014 Tow Truck Driver Caught On Video Trying To Pull a Fast One (OH) – Shannon Rager has pled guilty to workers' compensation fraud and has been ordered to make full restitution for the illegal benefits he received. Investigators received...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (7/17/2014) – Disabled Bowler Caught After Posting His Bowling Scores On Social Networking

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – July 17, 2014 Disabled Bowler Caught After Posting His Bowling Scores On Social Networking (CA) – Ronald Fortune claimed that he had been unable to bowl after he was injured while working as a package handler for Golden State Overnight. But while he was...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (7/24/2014) – Lesson: Don’t Post Facts On Social Media That Contradict Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – July 24, 2014 Lesson: Don’t Post Facts On Social Media That Contradict Your Workers’ Compensation Claim (OH) – Kayla Fortman has pled guilty to falsification for filing a false workers’ compensation claim. In her claim, she stated that...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (7/31/2014) – Roofer Who Defrauded Homeowners Will Serve Time in Prison

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – July 31, 2014 Roofer Who Defrauded Homeowners Will Serve Time in Prison (NY) – Robert Decker, a roofer who stole thousands of dollars from homeowners by taking their money but failing to complete work on their homes, has been sentenced to three to nine...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (8/7/2014) – Mechanic Will Repay $54,000 Of Unlawful Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – August 7, 2014 Mechanic Will Repay $54,000 Of Unlawful Workers’ Compensation Benefits (OH) – Craig Vance has been ordered to repay $54,030 in workers’ compensation benefits that he received while he was secretly working out of his house. Investigators...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (8/14/2014) – YouTube Videos Of Beauty Pageant Contestant In High Heels Fractured Her Workers’ Comp Foot Injury Claim

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – August 14, 2014 YouTube Videos Of Beauty Pageant Contestant In High Heels Fractured Her Workers’ Comp Foot Injury Claim (CA) – Shawna Lynn Palmer has been charged with workers' compensation fraud after video evidence showed her participating...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (8/21/2014) – Crooked Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty To Attempted Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – August 21, 2014 Crooked Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty To Attempted Workers’ Compensation Fraud (OH) – In order to avoid jail time, former law enforcement officer Thomas Gamble has pled guilty to attempted workers’ compensation fraud. Gamble filed a...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (8/28/2014) – Refuse Truck Driver Who Fell Into His Doctor From Dizziness Could Stand In Line For His Starbucks

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – August 28, 2014 Refuse Truck Driver Who Fell Into His Doctor From Dizziness Could Stand In Line For His Starbucks (CA) –Robert Sallie has pled guilty to felony workers’ compensation insurance fraud for lying about his injuries. Sallie reported that...