Filipino care home owners snagged in wage theft sting

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Sept. 19, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A Filipino care home owner was arrested Tuesday in a year-long wage theft and fraud investigation amounting to millions of dollars.

Prosecutors said Filipina Florinda Yambao, who owns Floran White Dove Care Homes in Brentwood, failed to pay half a million dollars to employees who worked 12 to 16-hour days and only got paid between $50 to $08 per day.

The deputy district attorney said Yambao employed 14 full time employees and a few part time workers — all of them were Filipino.

The owners of two other companies, Abraham Rest Homes Inc. and Sanchez Abraham Corporation, were also arrested.

Prosecutors say the defendants owe a total of $2 million to 60 employees.

Meanwhile, the deputy district attorney told Balitang America that they executed a search warrant on Filipino couple Glenda and Rommel Publico. The Publicos own Scienn Hall Care Homes and employ Filipino caregivers.

The Publicos are also suspected of violating labor laws.

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  • melinda
    30 August 2015 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    I know Florinda Yambao as I work with many, many patients. I even spoke with her. What a shame people like her are so dishonest. I’m glad she, along with others, have been caught. They should not be stealing from their employees. Good she’s out! We don’t want to do business with these type of people. This should be a learning lesson for all.

  • melinda
    30 August 2015 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    So many of these care home owners are so greedy, you can smell it from afar. Will never send any of my patients out to care facilities with greedy administrators/owners.

  • Lawrence walker
    12 August 2018 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    the American government ought to revoke her American citizenship!
    People like these make honest law abiding immigrants look bad.

    They ignore the local, state, and federal laws and don’t contribute to taxes. This is why Trump wants to eradicate these types.

    Shame on you. You’re greedy and gross!!!
    Go back and commit your crimes in YOUR OWN country where dirt bags like you were created.