Three owners and two supervisors of a San Diego landscaping company were charged with multiple felony counts of workers’ compensation fraud.
The scheme involved underreporting employee payroll by an undisclosed amount to the company’s insurance provider, according to the California Department of Insurance.
Antonio Resendiz, Ismael Resendiz and Jorge Martinez, the owners of Green View Landscape & Tree Service Inc., were arraigned April 11. Ariana Martinez and Silvia Martinez, supervisors for Green View, were arraigned the same day.
The California Department of Insurance didn’t “include specific allegations against each defendant, but stated that providing false payroll reports to insurance companies is a common tactic used by employers attempting to avoid paying required insurance premiums,” the Times of San Diego reports.