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The Ventura County District Attorney announced that Charles Ruben (DOB 9/13/1951), formerly of Simi Valley, was placed on summary probation for a period of 36 months after pleading guilty to a violation of Insurance Code section 1871.4(a)(l)-making a fraudulent statement of a material fact for the purpose of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits.

As a result of the prosecution of this case, Ruben paid restitution in full to victim State Compensation Insurance Fraud in the amount of $41,326, and, to victim 1st Class Access Control in the amount of $3,811.

Ruben was placed on disability for an injury sustained while employed at 1st Class Access Control in Simi Valley.

During that time, he collected disability payments that totaled $34,981 and systematically failed to report that he earned $48,686 while working as a self-employed contractor.

He was President of Cr’s Gate Service, Inc. Cr’s Gate Service, Inc. is a California Domestic Corporation filed on March 9, 2006. The company’s filing status is listed as Suspended and its File Number is C2869102. The Registered Agent on file for this company is Charles Ronald Ruben and was located at 1596 Kane Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065-3625.

In the United States, workers compensation fraud costs insured employers $2 billion annually. The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office is committed to vigorously prosecuting dishonest employees who steal disability benefits they are not entitled to receive.