A Westbury contractor has been charged with forging insurance documents to allegedly cover up the fact that his business did not have liability and workers’ compensation coverage.
Michael Ribarich was arrested Thursday on a single count of criminal possession of a forged instrument.
Nassau County prosecutors said the 41-year-old man’s company, Advantage Remodeling, Inc., was hired as a subcontractor to perform carpentry work at a Head of the Harbor home in May 2010.
Ribarich allegedly gave a falsified Accord certificate to lead contractor that hired his company.
The alleged forgery was uncovered during an audit last year. The policy number belonged to a painting company whose policy was cancelled in August 2009, prosecutors said.
Proper coverage would have cost Ribarich’s company approximately $3,500.
He was released without bail after being arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead.
He faces up to seven years in prison, if convicted.