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December 5, 2003 | Karen Robinson-Jacobs, Times Staff Writer
Checkmate Staffing Inc. agreed to pay more than $5 million in workers' compensation premiums to settle a suit filed by the State Compensation Insurance Fund, a source close to the case said. But the Orange-based temporary staffing firm remains the subject of a criminal investigation of possible workers' comp fraud. In early November, investigators from the state's Insurance Department and other agencies raided Checkmate's 22 offices in California, taking boxes of files and computer records.
December 30, 2003 | Karen Robinson-Jacobs, Times Staff Writer
Less than a month after agreeing to pay the State Compensation Insurance Fund about $7 million to settle a lawsuit over unpaid workers' compensation premiums, Checkmate Staffing Inc. and its subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday. The filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana throws into question how much of the settlement State Fund will be able to collect and when. State Fund, which provides workers' comp insurance, will be forced to stand in line with Checkmate's other unsecured creditors.
November 5, 2003 | Marla Dickerson and Karen Robinson-Jacobs, Times Staff Writers
More than 100 law enforcement officers and investigators raided California offices of a major temporary staffing company Tuesday as part of a probe into workers' compensation fraud. Search warrants were served at 22 offices of CheckMate Staffing Inc., said Dale Banda, chief of the fraud division for the California Department of Insurance. Banda said the investigation, which he characterized as "large, complex ...
November 6, 2003 | Karen Robinson-Jacobs and Marla Dickerson, Times Staff Writers
Branches of Checkmate Staffing Inc. reopened Wednesday, one day after law enforcement officers and investigators raided its 22 California offices during a probe into possible workers' compensation insurance fraud. The Orange-based company, which supplies temporary workers to such companies as Home Depot Inc. and J.C. Penney Co., fielded calls Wednesday from some worried customers.
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