Tacoma Couple Ordered to Reimburse $224,000 in Workers’ Comp Fraud

The Beroths told investigators that the couple’s business had experienced difficulties due to the economy.

Jaime Beroth was sentenced to 30 days in jail and Lawrence Beroth received a 20 day sentence. The bulk of both sentences were converted to community service. The couple was also ordered to pay over $224,000 in restitution, fines and other costs.

L&I’s Fraud Prevention and Compliance Program assessed $24.6 million in unpaid employer premiums plus penalties in fiscal year 2012. The program brings in nearly $9.30 for every dollar spent to fight fraud. More information is available at www.Lni.wa.gov/Main/Fraud.