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Owners of Shameless Trucking charged with workers’-compensation fraud

By Charles McChesney

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FULTON, N.Y. — New York State Police have arrested the owners of Shameless Towing and Recovery, saying they violated state workers’-compensation law.

Amy Stoutenger
Amy Stoutenger

Amy Stoutenger, 48, and Ralph A. Stoutenger, III, 49, of Fulton were charged with second-degree insurance fraud, offering to file a false instrument, both felonies, as well as separate charges of insurance fraud and offering false statement under state workers’-compensation law, also felonies.

Ralph Stoutenger
Ralph Stoutenger

State police said in a release that the arrests sprang from a New York State Insurance Fund investigation into Shameless Trucking and Shameless Towing and Recovery from 2014 to 2017. 
“Ralph and Amy Stoutenger, owners of the company, are accused of not paying about $319,013 in Worker Compensation Insurance,” police said.

The police said audits, banking records, and employees who were paid in cash and by check provided proof for the case.

The Stoutengers were arraigned in Fulton court and released on their own recognizance. They are due back in court May 24.

Contact McChesney at cmcchesney@cnybj.com

Photos credit: New York State Police 

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