The San Bernardino County District Attorneyâ€™s Office filed fraud charges against the owners of a Southern California construction company for allegedly underreporting payroll to their workersâ€™ compensation carrier.
The District Attorneyâ€™s Office charged Gary Renshaw, 50, his wife Tammy Renshaw, 50, and their daughter Brittney Renshaw, 23, with nine felony counts of committing fraud to obtain workersâ€™ compensation insurance at a reduced rate. Gary and Tammy owned GLR Companies Inc. in Yucaipa, and Brittney was an employee of the company.
Investigators allegedly uncovered evidence that the company was underreporting payroll and misclassifying employee information to the State Compensation Insurance Fund. State Fund said it became aware of the alleged fraudulent activities following a 2008 investigation by the Division of Health and Safety (Cal-OSHA) into a job-related death at GLR Companies, according to the District Attorneyâ€™s Office.
The three were also charged with tax evasion for failing to collect taxes from their employees or file tax returns from 2009 through 2011.
In a separate complaint, the District Attorneyâ€™s Office alleged that Andrew Renshaw, 27, the son of Gary and Tammy, Tammyâ€™s mother Ann Louise Denos, 73, and Brittney falsified mortgage information to facilitate the purchase of homes.
If convicted on all counts, Gary and Tammy face 15 years and 4 months in state prison; Brittney faces 18 years in prison; and Andrew Renshaw and Denos face 5 years and 4 months in prison.
Source: San Bernardino County District Attorneyâ€™s Office, WorkCompCentral