Ex-Texas trucking tycoon’s wife charged with workers’ compensation fraud

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced last week that Francis Hall, the former co-owner of Bill Hall Jr. Trucking has turned himself in to authorities in Bexar County. There had been a warrant for Hall’s arrest since June 30 of this year, when a Travis County grand jury charged her with fraud.

DWC fraud investigators discovered that between 2009 and 2016, Hall allegedly provided false payroll information to the Texas Mutual Insurance Company and withheld payroll reports to obtain lower insurance premiums on their extensive insurance business. gravel transport.

The scheme saved the company and its owners more than $9 million in bonus payments.

Travis County District Attorney Jessica Bergeman obtained the indictment. Bergeman is a member of the DWC’s Prosecution Unit embedded in the Travis County District Attorney’s Office.

She says worker compensation fraud is far from a victimless crime.

“The Texas workers’ compensation system is funded by the premiums that employers pay,” says Bergeman. “The system relies on the integrity of all who participate to ensure workers’ compensation is viable and able to protect injured workers.”

If Hall is found guilty, she could be sentenced to life in prison and fined $10,000.

Source: DWC

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