A Pennsylvania man who worked in Connecticut as drywall subcontractor has been charged with failing to carry required Workers' Compensation insurance and forgery.
MARIO VAZQUEZ, age 35, of 1300 Green Street, Bristol, Pennsylvania, was arrested on a warrant charging him with two counts of Failure to Comply with Workers' Compensation insurance requirements and two counts of Forgery in the Second Degree.
The arrest stems from a complaint filed with the Workers' Compensation Fraud Control Bureau in the Office of the Chief State's Attorney by an Ellington contractor who had retained Mr. Vazquez as a subcontractor to do drywall work.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, an insurance company audit in April 2008 determined that Mr. Vazquez submitted fraudulent documentation to show that he had the required Workers' Compensation insurance coverage when in fact he did not.
Mr. Vazquez was arrested on the warrant Wednesday night after a motor vehicle stop conducted by the Connecticut State Police. He was arraigned Thursday in Superior Court G.A. No. 19, Rockville, where bond was set at $2,500 and the case was continued until July 2, 2012.
The charges against Mr. Vazquez are merely allegations and he is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Failure to Comply with Workers' Compensation requirements and Forgery in the Second Degree are class D felonies, punishable by a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
The case is being prosecuted by the Workers' Compensation Fraud Control Bureau.