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Colonie trucking company accused of workers’ comp fraud

A Colonie-based trucking company is accused of underreporting its payroll by $2.2 million, costing t
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An Colonie-based trucking company is accused of underreporting its payroll by $2.2 million, costing the state Insurance Fund more than $300,000 in lost workers’ compensation premiums.

The state Insurance Department says Eagle River Inc. was arraigned last week on charges of falsifying business records and committing a fraudulent practice.

According to the agency, Eagle River falsified its payroll between November 2003 and November 2006 by underreporting wages, one of the factors used in determining workers’ compensation premiums.

Officials say the underreporting was discovered in an audit of the company’s payroll.

Eagle River transports mail for the U.S. Postal Service.

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