The Washington State Attorney General’s Office and Department of Social and Health Services today issued the following answers to questions about the status of the Rekhter v. Washington Department of Social and Health Services case:
Release compliments of the Dept. of Labor & Industries
A Bothell landscaper who claimed he was suffering from an on-the-job
injury has admitted to stealing state workers’ compensation benefits.
The Attorney General’s Office has charged a Pierce County landscaper
with failing to pay workers’ compensation insurance after one of his
employees was injured on the job.
Press release courtesy of the Department of Labor & Industries
An asphalt paver who went door to door in Snohomish County offering customers “a really good deal” now faces upset homeowners and criminal charges of failing to register as a contractor.
Scores of businesses are contacting the Department of Labor &
Industries to report they have received an official-looking letter that
implies they must buy required workplace posters or face fines. L&I did not send the letters, but wants to remind companies that the workplace posters are available for free.
The owner of a Vancouver chiropractic clinic has repaid the Department
of Labor & Industries (L&I) nearly $90,000 resulting from
fraudulent billing. Clinic owner Dr. Lucas Homer recently paid
the full restitution amount of $88,846 to settle a case involving
improper billing practices.
The owner of a foreign-language interpreter service pleaded guilty
Monday in a scheme that authorities say cost Washington state hundreds
of thousands of dollars.
A Spokane restaurant owner faces a felony theft charge alleging she
defrauded the state of nearly $250,000 in workers’ compensation benefits
over eight years while claiming she could not work.
Courtesy of Department of Labor and Industries
The Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) says a 54
year old Seattle man has been charged with 15 counts of second degree
theft in connection with more than $262,000 he received in workers’
compensation and other benefits.
An Idaho woman faces felony charges after allegedly receiving more than
$12,000 in workers’ compensation benefits and nearly $4,000 for
vocational rehabilitation while claiming she was unable to work.