Pennsylvania Contractor Charged With Stealing $20M From Employees

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By Zachary Phillips for ConstructionDive.com

In the largest case of its kind on record, one of Pennsylvania’s biggest road and bridge construction firms has been charged with stealing more than $20 million from its workers, according to the office of State Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

After a three-year investigation, Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College, Pennsylvania, has been charged with four counts of theft relating to violations of the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act and the federal Davis-Bacon Act. Investigators reviewed Hawbaker’s accounting records and found that, between 2015 and 2018, the contractor stole nearly $20.7 million of prevailing wage workers’ fringe benefit money, according to charging documents.

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