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What does Workers’ Comp premium fraud cost California?

 The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud (CAIF) estimates the annual national cost of workers’ compensation (WC) premium fraud to be $23 Billion in 2021.  Given California’s 15% share of the U.S. economy, it is estimated that the cost to California for WC premium fraud is approximately $3.5 Billion per year. 

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Santa Clarita contractor arraigned for 21 felony counts of forgery, theft, and fraud

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Santa Clarita contractor arraigned for 21 felony counts of forgery, theft, and fraud
Suspect allegedly used fraudulent certificates to secure jobs and underreported payroll

LOS ANGELES — Adan Deniz, 43, a contractor from Santa Clarita, was arraigned today on 21 felony counts of forgery, theft by false pretense, and workers’ compensation insurance fraud after allegedly creating fraudulent certificates to secure jobs and underreporting payroll by over $425,000 to save thousands on insurance premiums.

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CA: Orange County District Attorney Recovers $5.2 Million in Unpaid Workers’ Compensation Insurance Payments

Santa Ana, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Orange County District Attorney's Office has recovered $5.2 million in unpaid workers' compensation payments from a former Orange County Reserve Sheriff's Captain who intentionally underreported the number of unarmed security guards he had working for him and his payroll in order to avoid paying $17.2 million in insurance premiums. An additional $8.56 million in additional restitution is expected to be paid by the defendant when he is sentenced in May.

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Orange Country DOI Cracks Down on SoCal Staffing Fraudster

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – October 28, 2021

On 10/28/2021, an unlicensed insurance agent Karyl Lynn Reed, 57, formerly of Cosa Mesa, was arraigned on multiple felony counts of grand theft, forgery, embezzlement, and aggravated white-collar crime after allegedly defrauding three victims of over $1.4 million. The arraignment occurred in the Orange County Superior Court.

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Cal-SARA Applauds Recent Insurance Fraud Conviction

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – September 29, 2021

On July 15, 2021, Rebecca Gaspar, the owner of the now defunct professional employer organization Prime Staff, was found guilty of illegal insurance activity in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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Cal-SARA Selects LoBue & Majdalany Association Management

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – September 9, 2021

Workers’ compensation insurance fraud fighter, the California Staffing Agency Reform Association (Cal-SARA) has selected LoBue & Majdalany Association Management (L&M) to support its ongoing association management activities.

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Cal-SARA to Defend PEO Broker in Defamation Case Filed by Diamond PEO

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – March 15, 2021

Cal-SARA has entered into a defamation lawsuit brought by Veronica Lake, CEO of Diamond PEO against one of its members, Alex Cervantes and a second defendant, Power PEO. Cal-SARA will be representing Cervantes on his defense and counterclaims.

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Nonprofit Created to Target Illegal Comp Practices in Staffing Industry

CALIFORNIA – January 6, 2021

Representatives from staffing companies created a nonprofit trade association that aims to tackle illegal workers' compensation practices in California's staffing industry.

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