Florida CFO Jeff Atwater Announces 6 Arrests in Workers' Comp Fraud Scheme


Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the arrests of six in Central Florida tied to an elaborate Workers' Compensation insurance fraud scheme last week.

According to a release from the office of the CFO, an investigation led by the Department of Financial Services' Division of Insurance Fraud uncovered a large-scale premium fraud scheme in which the six individuals created multiple shell corporations in order to systematically conceal payroll amounts for the purpose of obtaining low-cost Workers' Comp policies. The investigators say that beginning in September 2012, the following were opened and operated as shell companies:


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