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$1.8 Million Workers’ Comp Scam Leads to the Arrest of Jacksonville Company Owner

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis today announced the recent arrest of Jeovane Felizardo, owner of JJF Construction Services, LLC, after a workers’ compensation fraud investigation revealed that Felizardo allegedly used various local money service businesses to cash checks in an alleged attempt to illegally conceal his total payroll from his workers’ compensation insurance provider to avoid higher premium costs.

Florida construction company owner arrested in workers’ comp scam

Underreporting the number of employees, size of payroll and scope of work “saved” $1M in premiums. On Nov. 3, Florida’s Chief Financial officer Jimmy Patronis and the Department of Financial Services(DFS) announced the recent arrest of Carlos Contreras, owner of DJC Builders & Construction.

Central Florida Man Convicted of Fraud Scheme Ordered to Pay More Than $1 Million in Restitution

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and the Department of Financial Services (DFS) today announced the recent conviction of Ivan Alberto Hernandez-Madrigal (Hernandez) following an in-depth investigation into Hernandez’s attempt to fraudulently provide his company’s clients, which consisted of various construction industry employers, with workers’ compensation insurance in return for a fee.

Workers’ Comp Scam Leads to Arrest of Miami Construction Company Owner

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis today announced the recent arrest of Juan Jose Castro, owner of JACM Construction Corp., after his alleged attempt to operate a shell company with the sole intent of circumventing the state’s workers’ compensation laws.

Workers’ Comp Scam Leads to Arrest of Central Florida Construction Company Owner

The Department of Financial Services’ Bureau of Insurance Fraud received a tip from the Florida Carpenter’s Union alleging that Jimenez might be engaged in illegal activity and launched an investigation.