Tag: workers' comp fraud

On August 23rd, 2016

Former El Dorado Hills Man Sentenced for Workers' Compensation Scheme California insurance commissioner thanks investigators for their hard work

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On August 19, 2016, a federal judge sentenced Gregory J. Chmielewski, 46, to three years and five months in prison for using funds from his insurance business for his personal use. "This case is another shining example of California Department of Insurance investigators working together with federal agencies to see that all […]

On November 19th, 2015

CDI Detectives Discover School Security Officer Committing Workers’ Comp Fraud

SAN BERNARDINO- On November 16, 2015, Valentino H. Douglas, 45, of Rialto, was arrested on multiple counts of felony insurance fraud after receiving more than $112,000 in workers' compensation benefits for an alleged work injury that actually occurred a month earlier while playing softball, according to California Department of Insurance detectives. While employed as a […]

On September 16th, 2015

Sacramento Pair Sentenced for Workers’ compensation Fraud

SACRAMENTO-  On September 10, 2015, a Sacramento man, Michael George Mello Jr., 37, and his sister, Mary Catherine Rodriguez, 38, pleaded no contest and were sentenced for workers' compensation insurance fraud and tax evasion. For three years, the two owners of Sacramento-based Green Valley Landscaping Services, committed workers' compensation insurance premium fraud by significantly underreporting […]

On April 28th, 2015

Vacaville Contractor Convicted of Workers’ Comp Fraud

WOODLAND -  April 21, 2015, Gregory Rudolph, 57, of Vacaville was convicted of Workers’ Compensation Fraud and sentenced to three years informal probation. In September of 2014, Rudolph went to a client's home to perform electrical work. Although Rudolph was licensed by the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) , he did not have any workers’ […]

On December 16th, 2014

Restaurant Worker Arrested For Double Dipping Accused of Workers' Comp Fraud

A Los Angeles restaurant worker, receiving workers' compensation benefits for alleged injuries that happened to him while working in a commercial kitchen, was arrested after investigators discovered he was working at two restaurants performing the very type of work he told his doctor he could not.  Fernando Gallegos, 43, received  $8,890 in  workers' compensation benefits […]

On June 30th, 2014

Humboldt County Business Owner Busted Illegal business operations and workers' comp insurance fraud

A Humboldt County business owner was arrested June 24, 2014 on felony charges of workers' compensation insurance fraud and grand theft.   A joint investigation by California Department of Insurance detectives and the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office uncovered multiple crimes. Tim Shelley, 57, owner of Tim's Plumbing was arrested for failing to obtain workers' compensation […]

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