Cochrane & Associates, LLC

Asbestos Removal Company Charged with Insurance Fraud


Source: Cochrane & Associates, LLC

Legends Environmental Insurance Services provides coverage for environmental professionals and contractors that offer asbestos services.

Orange, CA, June 6th, 2011 -- Last month, the WaukeshaPatch reported that the owner of a Waukesha, Wisconsin asbestos removal company was charged with forged insurance papers.  The man is accused of using the forged paperwork to show potential clients that his company had insurance coverage to handle asbestos removal services.


The company’s owner has been charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court with several counts of identity theft and doctoring insurance liability certificates.  If the accused man is found guilty he faces over 18 years in prison and tens of thousands of dollars in potential fines. 


“This recent story of insurance fraud brings to light the importance to companies that perform the vital task of asbestos inspections and removal services to have legitimate coverage that will not only protect themselves, but also their clients,” reported Brian Mcfarland, Vice President of Legends Environmental Insurance Services, a leading provider of professional asbestos insurance coverage.  “The company was caught when another company checked with the insurance provider who was fraudulently listed.  The insurance provider hadn’t provided coverage to the accused firm since 2008,” he continued.


Legends Environmental Insurance Services has been providing asbestos coverage for decades.  They are one of the most trusted names used by indoor air quality (IAQ) consultants, asbestos contractors and remediation experts.  The company has made available online asbestos program brochures that can be viewed at:


Providing insurance coverage since 1973, Legends currently offers a variety of insurance programs for companies providing services in the IAQ, mold, asbestos, lead, brownfield, UST and other restoration and environmental fields.  


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About Legends Environmental Insurance Services, LLC

Legends Environmental Insurance Services is nationally recognized as an innovator in providing environmental and restoration insurance programs.  The company has over 30 years experience providing these services in all 50 states.   

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