A Texas business owner was arrested on charges relating to a $1.1 million workers’ compensation insurance fraud scheme.
Kunal “Sonny” Puri was arrested Jan. 11 for allegedly operating a long-running premium fraud scheme across several of his corporations.
Puri is charged with securing execution of documents by deception with intent to harm or defraud, according to a Texas Department of Insurance news release.
In December, a grand jury returned two indictments against Puri and his companies, including Sehgal & Sons Enterprises, Ultra Building Services Inc., and Ultra Medical Cleaning & Environmental Services.
Investigators claim Puri hid employees and their payrolls under other companies from July 24, 2009, to Aug. 16, 2016, to lower his workers’ compensation insurance premiums from Texas Mutual Insurance Company, Service Lloyds, and Travelers.
The state’s Division of Workers’ Compensation Prosecution and Fraud Units worked with the three insurance carriers to investigate Puri and his businesses.