Owners Serve Jail Time for Comp Fraud

A California business owner and her husband will be serving jail time and paying more than $925,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud totaling almost $1 million.

Carmen Soruco and her husband, were sentenced Feb. 7 to each serve 120 days in jail and pay more than $925,000 in restitution to the State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF).

Soruco was also sentenced to two years of probation following her guilty plea on multiple felony counts, while Soruco will serve one year of probation after pleading guilty to multiple misdemeanor charges.

The investigation began after an employee filed a workers’ compensation claim. The company hadn’t reported employees or payroll on their workers’ compensation insurance policy until the claim was filed.

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