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Five owners and employees of a Corona-based paving company have been charged with wage theft, insurance premium fraud and workers compensation fraud, the Riverside County district attorney’s office announced.

Laura Fitzpatrick, 31, of Anaheim Hills, Alex Trujillo, 26, of Pacoima, and Corona residents Lucia Trujillo, 39, Rick Trujillo, 37, and Sabas Trujillo, 35, are each charged with more than three-dozen felony and misdemeanor counts, including forgery, workers’ compensation fraud, wage theft and willful misrepresentation of payroll accounts. The defendants are slated to appear before Superior Court Judge Helios Hernandez at the Riverside Hall of Justice. They’re being held at Riverside County correctional facilities in lieu of bail amounts ranging from $1.3 million to $3.7 million.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, Sabas and Lucia Trujillo are married, and Rick Trujillo is Sabas’ older brother. The trio own and operate United Paving and its sister company, Prestige Striping Services Inc. The other two defendants were employed there. The companies specialize in re-topping streets and parking lots.

According to prosecutors, dozens of current and former employees began filing complaints about two years ago, alleging they were being cheated of wages. The complaints were directed to the Inland Empire Premium Task Force, comprised of regional prosecutors and agents from the California Department of Insurance and the Employment Development Department. The resulting probe resulted in the seizure of computers, bank and payroll records, as well as other documents that enabled investigators to audit the two companies’ activities connected to “several hundred projects,” according to the D.A.’s office.

Criminal complaints were filed against the defendants last week. In addition to the criminal action, prosecutors have also petitioned the court to freeze $6 million in assets under the defendants’ management.