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pexels-burst-544965-300x200Owner Everardo Borettini of EFC Construction Corporation faces charges of fraud for a scheme to avoid paying workers’ compensation premiums. Borettini, who pled not guilty in Dade County after being arrested on September 23, 2020, is being charged with grand theft, organized scheme to defraud, and workers’ compensation premium fraud. He faces 25 years in prison or more.

The investigation into the case was carried out by the Florida Bureau of Investigative and Forensic Services, Division of Workers’ Compensation Fraud. Borettini had claimed only $68,648, or 4% of his payroll, when the company had actually more than $1.5 million payroll. The difference of $95,000 in premiums could have placed his employees in jeopardy when attempting to file workers’ compensation claims in the future.

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greyson-joralemon-A1g0oeX29ec-unsplash-300x169A California construction worker who allegedly claimed the injuries he suffered in a fight were work-related has been arraigned in Merced County Superior Court for workers’ compensation insurance fraud.

Meliton Hernandez Martinez Jr., 23, of Atwarter faces felony counts of insurance fraud and a misdemeanor count of filing a false police report. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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squad-car-1209719_1920-300x162A state trooper in Connecticut was arrested last week for allegedly filing a fraudulent workers’ compensation claim and receiving over $45,000 in benefits he was not entitled to.

Kevin Moore, 41, of Moosup, CT, was charged with one count of fraudulent claim or receipt of benefits and one count of larceny in the first degree. He was released on a written promise to appear in court on July 30. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.

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bill-oxford-udXD2NrbXS8-unsplash-300x200A police officer in Santa Ana, CA, is accused of committing workers’ compensation insurance fraud for allegedly continuing to accept his full salary without working, even though he was physically able to return to work.

Jonathon Ridge, 39, was charged with four counts of insurance fraud. Attorney information wasn’t available.

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sebastian-pichler-bAQH53VquTc-unsplash-300x200Authorities in Panama City, FL, arrested three people accused of committing workers’ compensation fraud on Tuesday. There is a pending arrest warrant for a fourth individual, sources indicate.

One of the individuals arrested was Bay County Commissioner Keith Baker, who is the owner of Tri-State Climate Solutions LLC. Baker faces charges of workers’ compensation fraud, bid tampering, and official misconduct. He was booked into Bay County Jail. Attorney information wasn’t available at the time of writing.

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