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Bookkeeper of a Danvers Business Charged with Fraud

Salem News, Erin Nolan, December 7, 2020

The bookkeeper of a Danvers tree removal and landscaping company was charged in connection with making false statements to the company’s insurer in order to pay lower insurance premiums, according to the state Attorney General’s office.

Barbara Marsan, 66, of Bradford, was indicted by an Essex County Grand Jury on Monday and charged with five counts of worker’s compensation insurance fraud, four counts of larceny over $250, and one count of larceny over $1,200, the statement said.

Marsan allegedly told an insurer for Alvelo Enterprises LLC that the company engaged primarily in landscaping work, according to the Attorney General's office. But the majority of Alvelo's work is tree removal and pruning services. Those services are considered higher risk than landscaping and carry a higher insurance premium.

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