April 24, 2017

CA Defendant Sentenced for Workers’ Comp Fraud & Tax Evasion

Monterey County DA

Salinas, CA – Monterey County District Attorney Dean D. Flippo recently announced that Chang Tai Lin, age 53, of Salinas, was sentenced by Judge Andrew G. Liu. On March 3, 2017, the defendant pled to two counts of making a material misrepresentation in order to obtain a lower workers’ compensation insurance premium and one count of…[Continue Reading]

NCCI Releases March 2017 Quarterly Economics Briefing

NCCI Holdings, Inc.

Boca Raton, FL – In its latest Quarterly Economics Briefing newsletter, NCCI examines the current state of the economy and the implications for workers compensation insurance. This edition also focuses on manufacturing. The report includes a survey of state manufacturing presence and also discusses how the rise of automation…[Continue Reading]

Former City of Amsterdam, NY Employee Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud

New York State Seal

Albany, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott recently announced that a former City of Amsterdam employee has pleaded guilty to defrauding the Workers’ Compensation system by $15,000. William Forte, 51, of Coolidge Road, Amsterdam, pleaded guilty today to Attempted Workers’ Compensation Fraud. “This defendant…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Gets Nine Fraud Convictions in March

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation secured nine convictions in March of workers and employers who cheated, or attempted to cheat, the agency out of funds reserved for legitimately injured workers and workplace safety efforts. BWC’s Special Investigations Department has secured 38 convictions…[Continue Reading]

MT Man Convicted of Fraudulently Collecting Nearly Two Years of WC Benefits

Montana State Seal

Helena, MT – Montana Attorney General Tim Fox recently announced the conviction of a Montana man charged with fraudulently collecting nearly two years’ worth of workers’ compensation benefits from the Montana State Fund. David Howke, 45, of Whitefish pleaded guilty in Montana District Court Wednesday to a criminal theft charge related…[Continue Reading]

Out Front Ideas: The Impact of Mental Health & Well-Being in Workers’ Compensation

Out Front Ideas

St. Louis, MO – Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark has announced its next complimentary webinar, noting that the topic of mental health in relation to workers’ compensation is often taboo. However, employers, healthcare professionals and service providers are beginning to understand the influence that mental health and well-being have on areas…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Coal Miner Digs Himself a Hole in Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A former coal miner from northeast Ohio owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) more than $40,000 after BWC investigators found him creating phony employment records to secure BWC cash benefits. Steven R. Kornbau, 50, of Mahoning County, pleaded guilty March 28 to a fifth-degree felony charge…[Continue Reading]

Two Former U.S. Postal Service Employees Sentenced to Prison for Workers’ Comp Fraud

US Attorneys Office Seal

Cleveland, OH – Two former U.S. Postal Service employees were recently sentenced to prison for fraudulently obtaining federal worker’s compensation benefits, according to Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja and U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Monica Weyler. Margaret M. Davis, 56, of Massillon in…[Continue Reading]

DA Charges Three in Riverside, CA Workers’ Comp Insurance Fraud Case

Riverside DA

Riverside, CA – A Riverside woman was recently arraigned on 52 felonies related to workers’ compensation insurance fraud that resulted in a loss of more than $540,000 to two insurance companies. Joanne Trealoff is charged with providing a false statement to reduce workers’ compensation rates (Insurance Code section 11760 (A)) and…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Woman’s Gamble on Work Comp Fraud Comes Up Lemons

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Toledo woman who managed a gambling storefront that was raided by state agents in 2014 pleaded guilty March 21 to workers’ compensation fraud for working there while collecting injured worker benefits from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). Jennifer E. Garner, 57, pleaded guilty to the first-degree…[Continue Reading]

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