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alexander-schimmeck-j5NU6WZN1nA-unsplash-300x200Authorities in Olympia, WA, have charged a former small town police chief with fraud because she allegedly collected workers’ compensation benefits for several years while working full time as a pinup model.

Brenda Lynn Cavoretto, 47, of Gold Bar, faces two charges of making false or misleading statements to collect workers’ compensation benefits from the state.

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bill-oxford-udXD2NrbXS8-unsplash-300x200A San Jose police officer is facing charges in Santa Clara County for allegedly using his private security firm to commit insurance fraud and launder millions of dollars.

Robert Foster, 47, of Morgan Hill, was charged with conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, wage theft, and money laundering. Other defendants named in the complaint include Foster’s wife, Mikaila Foster; Nam Trong Le, 49, of San Jose; Margarita Trigo Rocha, 25, of San Martin; Victor Rene Parra, 33, of San Jose; Jose Meza, 39, of San Jose; Alberto Emmanuel Martinez, 33, of Modesto; Jason Albert King, 48, of Fremont; Richard McDiarmid, 59, a former Emeryville police officer; and Victoria Lorraine Cruz, 48, a former Santa Clara police dispatcher. They were similarly charged with four counts of felony conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, unemployment insurance fraud, money laundering, wage theft, and 39 additional felonies, including extortion and a white-collar crime enhancement.

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claire-anderson-Vq__yk6faOI-unsplash-300x200Prosecutors in Providence, RI, are accusing the owner of a cleaning services company of wage theft and failing to pay workers’ comp insurance coverage for his employees.

Marcello Pompa, 37, of Saugus, MA, was charged with wage theft, failure to pay workers’ compensation insurance, and workers’ compensation fraud. Attorney information wasn’t available.

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tareq-ismail-HEisQPDi_H8-unsplash-300x169A former U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee has admitted to committing fraud by pocketing over $650,000 in workers compensation payments for an on-the-job slip and fall she falsely claimed disabled her, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey.

Janeide Chillis of Irvington pleaded guilty in exchange for leniency for committing fraud to obtain workers’ compensation and making false statements. Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 10, 2020.  Attorney information wasn’t available.

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corona_1-300x199Detroit. New York. Fort Worth. Boston.

These are some of the largest police departments in the country, and all are suffering the effects of COVID-19.  On a recent Friday, 10% of the New York police force, about 4,111 officers, called in sick as the virus began to move through the ranks. Over 500 personnel of the department have tested positive for the virus, including some top-ranking officials. Detroit’s PD has 20% of its officers under quarantine, while Boston’s former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis expressed what many officers and citizens alike worry about.

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