DIR Aims At Medical Fraud

The Department of Industrial Relations’ is bulking up its anti-fraud unit to find and take down medical providers who are cheating the state’s workers’ comp system. A veteran prosecutor will be leading the project. The team is charged with mining the vast amounts of data the state collects on every workers’ comp claim to find … Read More »

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Farm Labor Contractor Indicted

The father, daughter team behind a Merced farm labor contractor – Agriculture Services Inc. –are due back in court next month to face five felony counts for allegedly defrauding State Compensation Insurance Fund out of some $2.5 million in workers’ comp premium. The pair is alleged to have kept two sets of books to hide … Read More »

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Six Felony Convictions In Premium Fraud Case

The owner of a paving company pleaded guilty to six felonies and agreed to pay over $1.4 million in restitution to two workers’ comp carriers as part of a deal to end a workers’ comp fraud case. Maurosan Milhomem, the owner of Viking Pavers, Inc., copped to the charges related to workers’ compensation insurance premium … Read More »

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$32M In Premium Fraud Alleged

The San Francisco District Attorney filed seven counts of workers’ compensation insurance premium fraud against the owner of a Bay Area cleaning company – GMG Janitorial.  It is accused of running two sets of books to lower its workers’ comp bill. Overall the owner, Gina Marie Gregori of Lafayette is facing 19 felony counts for running … Read More »

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Go Directly To Jail For Premium Fraud

The owners of a San Diego area janitorial firm received stiff prison sentences for cheating their workers’ comp insurance carriers by underreporting payroll. The pair is also having to pay millions in restitution. And just up Interstate 5, the owners of a Los Angeles garment manufacturing operation will serve time in county jail or under … Read More »

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Jail Time For Premium Fraud

A central valley contractor received a nine-month jail sentence for cheating his workers’ comp carrier out of $5.4 million in workers’ comp premium by submitting falsified payroll reports. A premium audit that uncovered a second set of payroll records triggered an investigation and ultimately the conviction. Michael Harold Kreger was sentenced to 9 months in … Read More »

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Fraud Charges Reinstated Against Paving Company Officials

The owners and operators of a Southern California asphalt paving company are once again facing criminal charges for workers’ comp insurance premium fraud, failing to pay payroll taxes and allegedly stealing $2 million in wages from its employees. The Fourth District Court of Appeal reinstated the criminal charges against five individuals associated with the firms … Read More »

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