Sgt. Shane Gadoury was charged with filing a false and fraudulent insurance claim. He was booked into Hillsborough County Jail and was released on his own recognizance. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.
Affinity Human Resources and Parkside Construction of Queens, New York, have been charged with workers’ compensation insurance fraud as well as underpaying workers. A number of employees of both companies, including several executives, have been charged. All have pleaded not guilty.
Parkside Construction has worked on several projects during Manhattan’s current building boom, including Steinway Tower in Midtown and the Marriott Hotel on Pearl Street in the Financial District. The New York County District Attorney’s office alleges that Parkside Construction worked together with Affinity to underreport $42 million in payroll between 2014 and 2017.
Julian Garcia-Selleck of Miami, Florida has been arrested for allegedly defrauding South Florida’s largest insurer out of almost $100,000 in water damage claims. Officials said Garcia-Selleck’s alleged fraud scheme will cause tax rate hikes “for many years to come.”
Garcia-Selleck is being charged with several counts of insurance fraud and grand theft, and one count each of acting as an unlicensed adjuster and scheme to defraud. If convicted he faces a maximum sentence of 30 years. News sources did not name an attorney for Garcia-Selleck.
Carmen Montalvo-Rivera of Miami Florida was arrested in Lake Worth last week after allegedly defrauding an insurance company out of millions of dollars. She is being charged with insurance fraud and was released from police custody on $47,500 bond the day after her arrest. News sources did not specify an attorney for Montalvo-Rivera.
According to the arrest report, the alleged fraud took place from June 1 until Montalvo-Rivera’s arrest on October 27. Montalvo-Rivera, 40, purportedly operated a shell company called Enterprises Remodeling Group Inc., which investigators say paid uninsured contractors to perform construction work. Contractors would reportedly write checks to Montalvo-Rivera’s shell company once a job was completed; she would cash the checks and pay the contractors in cash.