Friday, October 30, 2020
Fraud from inside and outside the courtroom - at adjustercom.net
A workers’ compensation claims adjuster, Agop Sarafian, 65, of La Crescenta, and a chiropractor, Shahe Topjian, D.C. 65, of Granada Hills, were arrested on felony insurance fraud charges after allegedly conspiring to defraud State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF), by setting up fake workers’ compensation lien payments and receiving over $1.6 million.
In November 2019, another State Fund employee noted a suspicious lien payment issued by Sarafian and advised a Special Investigator for SCIF regarding his-her concerns. SCIF initiated an investigation and discovered that Sarafian had processed 459 lien payments to Topjian over a period of twelve years.
The case was referred to the Department of Insurance for further investigation.
The Department’s investigation, dubbed Operation Lien on Me, revealed Sarafian created and approved 459 lien payments for Topjian between 2007 and 2019.
Unfortunately, the name Operation “Lien On Me” is disadvantageous to the successful business called Lien On Me which was founded by Beverly Hartin in the 1980s and is today led by co-CEO Goldie Galstjan. Lien On Me negotiates and resolves liens for workers’ compensation claims payers. They are today located in Glendale.
April Rose Ambrosio, 59, of Mira Mesa, was sentenced today to six years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of insurance fraud for falsely claiming she performed 800 root canals on 100 patients in four years though she lacks the specialized training... Read More