ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - State agents said four family members used their multimillion-dollar business to defraud insurance companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Detectives said Ada Schoenbohm, Ada Urdanetanissen, Andreina Urdaneta and Sergio Villalobos ran Smart Touch Services, a janitorial company that cleaned hotels and resorts throughout Orange County.
Investigators said they crossed the line when they created at least six fake corporations in order to hide their money.
The company reportedly claimed to have only 13 employees and a payroll of around $300.000, but records showed it was actually $4.9 million.
The higher the payroll, the more a company has to pay out for worker’s compensation plans.
Investigators said this scheme was so sophisticated, it took a year and a half of digging, to figure out how much the top company employees were pocketing.
“We came up with a figure of approximately $825,000,” Tony Kost with the Division of Insurance Fraud said. "They were in the pocket of the insurance company. It’s called greed."
Investigators said they spent the money on lavish cars, houses and vacations.
Kost said scams like this victimize everyone.
“The imact is that we’re paying higher insurance rates,” Kost said.
Channel 9’s Myrt Price we went to the suspects' homes in the Hunter's Creek area.
He saw someone peek through the blinds, but no one came to the door.