Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (9/26/2013) – Not Going Fishing: Fly Shop Owner Snags Some Jail Time Instead

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – September 26, 2013 Fly Shop Owner Snags Some Jail Time (ID) – Joe Roope will serve five days in jail for failing to maintain workers’ compensation insurance for his business, Joe Roope’s Castaway Fly Shop. The Idaho Industrial Commission had...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (10/3/2013) – Disabled Cable Installer Crossed the River To Stay Connected To His Work

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – October 3, 2013 Disabled Cable Installer Crossed the River To Stay Connected To His Work (OH) – Cable satellite technician Dominic Musarra will pay $40,432.49 in restitution after pleading guilty to felony workers’ compensation theft and fraud. While...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (10/24/2013) – Father and Daughter Paid Employees In Cash To Avoid Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – October 24, 2013 Father and Daughter Paid Employees In Cash To Avoid Workers’ Compensation Insurance (CA) – Jeffrey Thranow, the owner of Costa Bella Builders, has been convicted of workers' compensation insurance premium fraud for failing to...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (10/31/2013) – Workers’ Comp Claimant Accused of Multi-Million Dollar Respiratory Scam Dies From Lung Failure

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – October 31, 2013 Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (11/7/2013) – Bird Sanctuary Founder Arrested For Operating Without Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – November 7, 2013 Bird Sanctuary Founder Arrested For Operating Without Workers’ Compensation Insurance (FL) – The operator of the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, Ralph Heath, has been charged with running the sanctuary without workers’ compensation...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (11/14/2013) – Fatal Lightning Strike of Employee Reveals Lack of Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – November 14, 2013 Fatal Lightning Strike of Employee Reveals Lack of Workers’ Compensation Insurance (FL) – Joel Trujillo has been arrested on charges of violating a stop work order and third-degree felony workers’ compensation fraud for allegedly...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (11/21/2013) – Owner of Spanish-Language Interpreting Business Used Fraudulent Billing Scheme

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – November 21, 2013 Owner of Spanish-Language Interpreting Business Used Fraudulent Billing Scheme (WA) – Philip Ward, the owner of a Spanish-language interpreting business, has pled guilty to three counts of first-degree theft in a scheme that netted them...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (11/28/2013) – Pot Dispensary Disguised As Vitamin Store Shut Down For Fraud

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – November 28, 2013 Pot Dispensary Disguised As Vitamin Store Shut Down For Fraud (CA) – Billy Kim, the owner of Natural Health & Solutions, has pled guilty to submitting fraudulent government documents, workers’ compensation fraud, and unemployment...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (12/5/2013) – Owner of Farm Labor Contracting Company Heading To Prison While Owing Millions of Dollars

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – December 5, 2013 Owner of Farm Labor Contracting Company Heading To Prison While Owing Millions of Dollars (CA) – Richard Escamilla Jr., the owner of ROC Harvesting, EC Labor, EC Labor Inc., and ES Labor, a series of farm labor contracting companies, will...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (12/12/2013) – Photographer Caught By Secret Camera Taking Pictures While He Claimed To Be Disabled

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – December 12, 2013 Photographer Caught By Secret Camera Taking Pictures While He Claimed To Be Disabled (OH) – Elvin Hamilton has pled guilty to workers’ compensation fraud for operating a photography business while he was receiving temporary total...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (1/2/2014) – Firefighter Who Claimed Sexual Harassment From Drug Test Urine Sample Now Charged With Faking Ankle Injury

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – January 2, 2014 Firefighter Who Claimed Sexual Harassment From Drug Test Urine Sample Now Charged With Faking Ankle Injury (FL) – Jeremy DeRosa, a firefighter/paramedic for the Town of Palm Beach, has been charged with workers’ compensation fraud...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (1/9/2014) – Home Health Care Agency Owners Charged With No Workers’ Compensation Insurance and Failing To Pay Employees

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – January 9, 2014 Home Health Care Agency Owners Charged With No Workers’ Compensation Insurance and Failing To Pay Employees (NY) – Maria Etim and Charles Mayers, the owners of Concept Home Care Inc., which does business as Golden Apple Home Care...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (1/23/2014) –School Boards Director Created Dummy Company For Fraudulent Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – January 23, 2014 Former Texas Association of School Boards Director Created Dummy Company For Fraudulent Workers’ Compensation Claims (TX) – Herman Wilks, the former Department Director of Workers’ Compensation Claims Administration for the...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (1/30/2014) – Fake Disability Claim Netted Postal Worker $6,000 Monthly Income For a Decade

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – January 30, 2014 Fake Disability Claim Netted Postal Worker $6,000 Monthly Income For a Decade (CA) – Robert Castillo is headed to prison for 366 days for workers’ compensation and disability benefits fraud. Castillo claimed that he injured his lower...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (2/6/2014) – West Virginia Coal Mining Contracting Firm Sentenced In Federal Court For Currency Fraud Scheme

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – February 6, 2014 West Virginia Coal Mining Contracting Firm Sentenced In Federal Court For Currency Fraud Scheme (WV) – A federal district court has sentenced Aracoma Contracting LLC, which provided labor on a contract basis to coal companies in southern...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (2/13/2014) – Bus Driver Lied About Injury Incurred In Gym

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – February 13, 2014 Bus Driver Lied About Injury Incurred In Gym (CA) – Daniel Sifuentez, a bus driver with the Metropolitan Transit District, has pled guilty to workers’ compensation fraud. Sifuentez injured his back while working out in a gm, but...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (2/20/2014) – Private Patrol Operator Paid Cash To Guards and Misclassified Them as Independent Contractors

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – February 20, 2014 Private Patrol Operator Paid Cash To Guards and Misclassified Them as Independent Contractors (CA) – Anthony Perez, the owner of ESA International, a private patrol operator that provides private security for businesses, has pled guilty...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (2/27/2014) – California Hospital Owner Pleads Guilty To Workers’ Comp Kickbacks and His State Senator Charged With Bribery

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – February 27, 2014 Former Hospital Owner Pleads Guilty To Paying Kickbacks For Workers Comp Spinal Surgery Referrals (CA) – Michael Drobot, the former owner of Pacific Hospital, has pled guilty to paying illegal kickbacks in exchange for referrals of thousands...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (3/6/2014) – Disabled Veteran/Postal Employee Collected $9,000 a Month While Flinging Horseshoes

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – March 6, 2014 Disabled Veteran/Postal Employee Collected $9,000 a Month While Flinging Horseshoes (NY) – Richard Klaffka has been charged in federal court with making false statements, mail fraud, wire fraud, and fraud for collecting federal disability...

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...