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.