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State officials say California trucking company owners lied to their Workers' Comp carrier about the number of truck drivers they employed. (Photo: iStock)

The California Department of Insurance reported that Alvin Shin Chen, 54, and Fiona Xilin Chen, 46, both of La Cañada Flintridge, were arrested at their home on April 28 by detectives from the department and charged with multiple felony counts, including Workers’ Compensation insurance premium fraud.

The Chens, the owners of Metro Worldwide Inc. and Pacific Coast Distribution, operate a trucking company in Long Beach, and are accused of attempting to reduce their Workers’ Compensation premiums by providing fraudulent information to their insurer regarding the number of their employees and what work those employees performed.

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