May 19, 2010 9:35 AM by Sharlee Jacobs

Owners of Medical Staffing Firm Arrested for Fraud

VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The owners of a medical staffing
business in Ville Platte have been arrested on a fraud charge.
Brett McElwee and Daniel Fuselier, owners of First Choice
Medical Staffing, surrendered at the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's
Office on Tuesday. It was not immediately known whether the men had
posted bond or if they had attorneys.
The arrests were the result of a monthslong investigation by the
Louisiana Workforce Commission and the state Attorney General's
Office into the company's business practices. Investigators say
McElwee and Fuselier underreported their company's payroll and
number of employees in order to cut the cost of their workers'
compensation premium.


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