Grand Jury Indicts Andover Man on Workers’ Comp Fraud

Attorney General Maura Healey.

The Andover owner of two Boston-based construction companies was indicted Monday on charges of workers’ compensation fraud after failing to obtain workers’ compensation insurance, Attorney General Maura Healey said.

Christopher Rapczynski, 48, of Andover, is the president of Sleeping Dog Properties and New England Construction Resources. Rapczynski was indicted by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on six counts of workers’ compensation fraud, failure to provide workers’ compensation insurance and five counts of larceny over $250. His arraignment is scheduled for a later date at Suffolk Superior Court. The matter was referred to the Attorney General’s office by the state’s Insurance Fraud Bureau.

“When businesses fail to carry workers’ compensation insurance, it endangers their workers and raises costs for all other businesses,” Healey said. “We’ll continue to work with the IFB to investigate and prosecute those who engage in this type of fraud for their own benefit.”

The fraud bureau “vigorously pursues premium evasion cases because it places a financial drain on the system and creates an unfair playing field for dishonest businesses,” said Anthony M. DiPaolo, chief of investigations.

Rapczynski is co-owner and president of Sleeping Dog Properties, established in 1997. According to its website, the company performs planning and construction services for residential and commercial properties.

Investigators found between 2004 and 2006, the company filed 11 claims with their workers’ compensation insurer resulting in a dramatic increase in the company’s workers’ compensation premium payments. The state alleges he then ceased obtaining and paying workers’ compensation premiums and created a second company, New England Construction Resources, to supposedly lease workers. The state alleges, however, the company does not employ or insure any actual workers. Healey’s office believes Rapczynski established the newer company for the sole purpose of hiding and failing to disclose the payroll and workers.

Rapczynski allegedly deliberately misled auditors and avoided paying $66,747 in workers’ compensation premiums.

2 thoughts on “Grand Jury Indicts Andover Man on Workers’ Comp Fraud

  1. There is currently a bill before the State Legislature, HB3033, which will have absolutely devastating consequences for the City of Haverhill. This bill, quietly submitted by liberal progressive democrats, calls for the banning of local law enforcement from working with the Federal Government regarding immigration issues. It’s purpose is to turn the State of Massachusetts into a sanctuary state. This bill is being voted on March 24th.

    Mayor Failurentini has already turned Haverhill into a sanctuary city. How much more crime needs to take place in Haverhill before enough is enough.
    ~Little boys getting murdered by criminal trespassers who had previously been deported
    ~Gang shootings at Little League games
    ~teenage girls getting raped at city parks by criminal trespassers in the country illegally
    ~Drug dealers flocking to Haverhill
    ~Store owners having guns put in their face in the middle of the day
    ~Driveby shootings in Bradford
    ~SWAT teams being shot at in the middle of the day by an invader held up in a home in a sanctuary neighborhood.
    ~School budgets exploding from the hundreds of children of criminal invaders in city schools

    The mayor with his open door policies has made Haverhill a VERY dangerous place. If this bill passes things are only going to get worse….much worse. If people of Haverhill care at all about the safety of their children and family members they’d be smart to call Brian Dempsey and Linda Dean Campbell to plead with them to vote “NO” on this bill.

    Brian Dempsey office number: 617-722-2990
    Linda Dean Campbell office number: 617-722-2380

    • It is my understanding that HB3033 has been withdrawn — for now. HB3034 is still active and scheduled to be voted on today. This is the bill that would prohibit prisoners from participating in the building of the border wall.