For-Profit Vocational School Executives Arrested in Workers’ Compensation Fraud Scheme

LOS ANGELES — An investigation by the California Department of Insurance resulted in the arrest yesterday of Rene Carlos Aguero, 71, and Gustavo Adolfo Lopez, 56, for allegedly submitting fraudulent vocational training vouchers for workers’ compensation claims and failing to provide the training at the for-profit school they run, Computer Institute of Technology (CIT). Many of the injured workers were Spanish speakers who were asked to sign documents in English, which they did not understand.  

  Aguero and Lopez were charged with 18 felony counts, including conspiracy, insurance fraud, grand theft and forgery. The fraudulent insurance claims are estimated to reach $1.7 million. 

Read the entire press release: California Department of Insurance, September 29, 2022 

NICB assisted the investigation.