Weston bar & grill owner charged by Missouri AG’s office

The owner of The Bunkhouse Bar & Grill in Weston is facing a criminal charges from the Missouri Attorney General Worker’s Compensation Fraud and Noncompliance Unit.

A misdemeanor failure of employer to insure liability under worker’s compensation law charge was filed in February against Rachel M. Jackson, a Dearborn resident.

According to court documents, the accusations against Jackson included knowingly failing to insure her worker’s compensation liability between Feb. 20, 2012 to March 12, 2012; May 12, 2012 to Oct. 12, 2012; Dec. 12, 2012 to Jan. 12, 2013; May 12, 2013; and July 12, 2013 to Feb. 20, 2015.

Jackson said she was told she wasn’t required to have worker’s compensation insurance during an interview on Feb. 20, 2015, according to court documents.

The estimated premium for noncompliance for the above dates was $3,873.14. A review of the National Council on Compensation Insurance database showed no prior worker’s compensation insurance coverage for the business located at 17965 Highway 45 North in Weston.

A criminal summons was issued on Feb. 14, 2018 and when she was set to appear in court on March 13, Jackson, 29, failed to appear. A warrant was issued the following day but on March 16, the warrant was withdrawn/recalled.

Jackson, who is represented by Platte City attorney Scott Campbell, will appear in court on April 17.