Owners of Concord firm charged with wage theft, tax fraud (CA)

By Nate Gartrell
POSTED: 04/29/2016 12:01:28 PM PDT
MARTINEZ — A Concord construction firm is facing 11 felony charges after a 10-month investigation produced evidence that its owners were withholding wages from employees and failing to pay them workers’ compensation insurance, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.

Nathan and Sarah Moore, owners of NRM Renovations Inc., were charged with grand theft of labor, workers’ compensation insurance fraud, and a litany of other counts all related to labor code and insurance law violations, a DA news release says.

The company is accused of owing more than $30,000 in back wages to several employees, around $250,000 in workers’ compensation premiums to insurance companies and back taxes for more than $1 million in wages. They’re also charged with an aggravated white-collar crime enhancement, which could add jail time to their sentence if they’re convicted.

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