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Contractor arrested for insurance fraud

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Information from the State Board of Workers Compensation-

An investigation conducted by the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation's Enforcement Division has led to the arrest of construction contractor Mark Anthony Brannen for Insurance Fraud. 

Brannen, age 50 was arrested Tuesday,  for felony Insurance Fraud and First Degree Forgery in Macon County, for creating and passing a bogus certificate of workers' compensation insurance based on warrants taken by Investigators of the Enforcement Division the previous day.

Brannen has been charged with one felony count of providing a fraudulent document to a government agency.

Mark Brannen, owner of Brannen Construction Company has been in business for over ten years primarily focusing on general carpentry, painting and tile work in and around the middle Georgia area. The Enforcement Division's investigation says that Brannen after becoming the successful bidder on a construction project for a government housing project located in Macon County, created and presented a bogus certificate of workers' compensation insurance as a condition to begin work.

If any contractor or homeowner in the middle Georgia area has received a certificate of workers' compensation insurance coverage from Mark Brannen, d/b/a Brannen Construction, you are asked to verify that the coverage is valid by using the State Board's website at www.sbwc.georgia.gov 

If coverage cannot be verified you are asked to contact the State Board of Workers' Compensation's Enforcement Division at (404) 657-7285 or (800) 533-0682. All other lines of insurance coverage such as auto, home or general liability should be verified directly with the insurance carrier.


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