Tuesday, May 24, 2022
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Workers Comp and Disabilities Fraud

All Pain and No Wellness

Anurag Dass a.k.a. Anna Dass, 49, of Houston, Tex., used her clinic, A&A Pain and Wellness Center Inc. to carry out an illegal kickback and money laundering scheme. Anna Dass’ brother, Anukul “Andy” Dass, 44, and Stephen Vincent Hunt,70, helped her to steal $9.1...

All Work, No Comp 

A Glendale, Calif., man was sentenced to five years in federal prison and ordered to pay a massive restitution fee for his involvement in a $250 million scam that defrauded the California Workers’ Compensation System. Sam Sarkis Solakyan, 40, who was the CEO of...

Playing by the Rules   

The New York Workers’ Compensation Board requires virtually all employers in the state to provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. Consolidated NY Services, Inc. of Brooklyn kind of complied with that requirement, but the labor broker neglected to provide a few key details...

Unlicensed to Defraud

Unlicensed insurance agents are not allowed to engage in the sale, solicitation, or negotiation of insurance, but that didn’t stop Costa Mesa, Calif. resident Karyl Lynn Reed from allegedly collecting insurance premiums on nonexistent workers’ compensation policies. The 57-year-old supposedly defrauded multiple businesses out...

VULNERABILITY ALERT: New Disability Fraud Trend

Announcing VULNERABILITY ALERTS This is the first of our Fraud of the Day “Vulnerability Alerts,” bringing new trends in government fraud to our subscribers. According to the state of California Employment Development Department (EDD), which oversees claims for both unemployment and disability benefits, there has been...

Building a Case Against Construction Fraud

California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) was created to provide fairly-priced workers’ compensation insurance for entrepreneurs, make the workplace safe, and restore injured workers. (Today’s fraudsters must have thought the agency’s mission was solely to increase the size of their bank accounts.) Brother and...

Flirting with Danger and Fraud

The hazards of working in a shipyard are many. While shipyard workers may have a fantastic view of the water, they don’t exactly have a corner office with glass walls. A fall from a very tall ship could cause serious injury, or even death....

Caught on Camera

A lot of fraudsters who try to scam workers’ compensation programs get caught while working out in the gym. (It’s hard to lie when there’s footage of you lifting heavy weights when you’re supposedly injured.) Kelly M. Gersbacher, 45, of Mattydale, N.Y., was caught...

The Feel of Cold, Hard Cash

Can you imagine what it feels like to cash $3.3 million in checks? Argyrios “Eric” Mavros, 57, knows what that feels like. And he knows what if feels like to plead guilty to tax fraud and workers compensation fraud. (That’s probably not a feeling...

When It Rains, It Pours

In Fayetteville, Ark., Amanda Dawn Rains, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, health care fraud, fraud to obtain federal employees’ compensation, and illegal remunerations (paying kickbacks). (When fraud rains, it pours.) The former billing director for a...
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