News: 2010 Press Release
For Release: September 1, 2010
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Commissioner Poizner Announces Loma Linda Husband and Wife Arrested for Allegedly Forging Workers' Comp Insurance Documents, While Failing to Cover Employees
Insurance Commissioner Poizner today announced the arrests of two Loma Linda residents. On August 31, 2010, CDI detectives arrested Sir Isaac Lindsay, 61, and his wife Veronica Lindsay, 57. They are charged with felony forgery after allegedly presenting fake documents to demonstrate that their business had workers' compensation insurance, when they were not insured. The Lindsays were booked at the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino County with bail set at $25,000 each. If convicted, the Lindsays could face a prison sentence of up to 18 years.
"When employers refuse to purchase mandatory workers' compensation insurance, they are not only breaking the law, but they are engaging in extremely risky and unacceptable behavior," said Commissioner Poizner. "I will not allow criminals to get away with skirting the law in order to save on premium payments, while putting their employees at risk."
Sir Isaac Lindsay, owner of Lindsay Motorcade and Protective Services, bid and was awarded a contract to provide security services to the Moreno Valley Unified School District. As part of the bid process, Lindsay provided documentation the school district required to be awarded the contract. Among the documents required was proof of insurance, including workers' compensation coverage, which Lindsay and his wife provided.
On August 14, 2006, an employee of Lindsay Motorcade and Protective Services was murdered while patrolling one of the school district's campuses. As a result of this incident, it was discovered that Sir Isaac Lindsay did not have workers' compensation coverage and the documentation he submitted to secure the contract with the school district was fraudulent. The fraudulent documents reflected that Lindsay Motorcade and Protective Services was insured with State Compensation Insurance Fund, but because the documents were fraudulent, the school district was responsible for paying more than $100,000 in relation to the murder of Lindsay's employee.
The case is being prosecuted by the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office.
Poizner oversees sixteen CDI Enforcement Branch regional offices throughout the state. Nearly 2,800 insurance fraud-related arrests have been made by CDI since Commissioner Poizner took office in 2007 - more arrests than have been made during any other three year period, under any previous insurance commissioner.
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