Eight individuals were arrested following a workers’ compensation sting in Polk County, Florida, according to the state’s Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud. The group had advertised their ability to perform wide-ranging plumbing and electrical work without proper licenses or training, and without having workers’ comp coverage. Detectives established a sting operation in which they responded to the company’s ads for work, and then arrested the group. All eight could face could face up to five years in prison, possibly more if any are found to be repeat offenders.
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