Woodbury, NJ (WorkersCompensation.com) - Oneill Medina (DOB 5/14/81), of Pennsauken NJ, the owner of Maxi-Tech Inc., a Deptford-based commercial roofing contractor, was charged today (9/11) with committing insurance fraud by providing false payroll information, which had the effect of reducing Maxi Tech's workers compensation premiums.
Medina was served with criminal complaints at the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office, which investigated a referral from the state Office of Insurance Fraud Protection. He was released after processing pending an 11/2/17 first appearance in Superior Court.
Insurance fraud is a third-degree crime, punishable by up to five years in state prison.
“Falsifying payroll information ultimately hurts honest companies by increasing their insurance costs,” said Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton. “These criminal investigations, aimed at eliminating fraud and abuse, will help New Jersey businesses that are doing the right thing.”
The GCPO investigation showed that Medina's workers compensation policy with New Jersey Manufacturers in 2015 and 2016 insured one roofer, one carpenter and two salesmen. It was determined that 8 to 10 roofers were working for Maxi-Tech at any given time in the two-year period.
The complaint signed against Medina charges that he provided false payroll information “to obtain lower premiums on workers compensation coverage.”
Assisting in the investigation was the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
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