A Massachusetts masonry contractor was charged with workers’ compensation fraud for allegedly failing to report the correct number of employees at his business.
George Pyden, owner of Rockwell Masonry, is accused of stealing more than $30,000 in workers’ compensation insurance from AIM Mutual Insurance Company and the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Assigned Risk Pool from 2016 to 2020.
Investigators with the state’s Attorney General’s Office said Pyden listed himself as the sole employee of his company when he actually had hired multiple employees and didn’t report them. Those workers were not covered by workers’ compensation insurance during that four-year period.
Pyden was indicted Aug. 30 on four counts each of workers’ compensation fraud and larceny. He’s due to be arraigned Sept. 30.