Men's hands in handcuffs. Plea agreement Max Sky/Shutterstock Luis Burgos, an owner of B&R Private Security LLC, was arrested for his role in the workers’ comp scheme while at the Fresno County Superior Court on an unrelated matter, which also involved insurance fraud. (Credit: Max Sky/Shutterstock)

The operators of B&R Private Security LLC are accused of committing insurance fraud by underreported employee payroll by more than $1.6 million, in turn cutting their workers’ comp premiums, according to the California Department of Insurance.

The scheme was uncovered while the state insurance department was conducting a separate criminal investigation and caught wind that B&R was paying employees in cash and only claiming a fraction of its workforce for payroll reporting purposes.

Steve Hallo

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