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Former Claims Adjuster Ordered to Repay Farm Bureau $20,000 in Fraud Case

A former insurance adjuster was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution for insurance fraud involving wrecked vehicles, according to an announcement by the Kansas Insurance Department. The Ford County District Court late last month sentenced Eric …

Former Boston Scientific Engineer Accused of Fraud

A former Boston Scientific engineer has pleaded not guilty to stealing trade secrets from his employer. Forty-seven-year-old Aaron Quoc Khieu, of Maple Grove, Minn.,has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 14 counts of wire fraud and theft of …

Detroit Firefighters’ Saws Stolen While Fighting Blaze

Two saws used by Detroit, Mich., firefighters while responding to emergencies have been stolen from a truck while crews battled a blaze, a firefighter said. The theft took place early Sunday in a three-block area that firefighter Jeremy Mullins said …

Cleanup Still Ongoing for Year Old North Dakota Oil Spill

One year after a pipeline rupture flooded a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota with more than 20,000 barrels of crude, Tesoro Corp. is still working around the clock cleaning up the oil spill – one of the largest to …

EMC Insurance Office to Replace Downtown Des Moines Buildings

An insurance company plans to begin demolishing three downtown Des Moines, Iowa, structures to make room for a new office building. EMC Insurance spokeswoman Lisa Hamilton tells The Des Moines Register that crews will begin tearing down the three brick …

New Crop Insurance Program to Aid Small Farmers

Small farmers and ranchers in North Dakota who once were unable to insure their crops will get a chance to do so in 2015 under a new insurance program. The Bismarck Tribune reports small and mid-size producers will be able …

Ohio Man Ordered to Repay $31K in Workers’ Comp Benefits

An Ohio man was ordered to pay more than $31,000 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). Shannon Watson was sentenced Sept. 19 in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on one count of workers’ compensation fraud, …

Bus Passengers File Suit over Crash Near Indianapolis

Four people who were on board a double-decker passenger bus that crashed near Indianapolis, Ind., are suing the bus company. The Chicago residents filed the lawsuit Oct. 15 in a Cook County, Ill., court, claiming negligence by the Megabus line …

Illinois High School Getting Driver’s Education Award

Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Ill., will be recognized next week for its driver education program. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Naperville Mayor George Pradel will present school officials with the 2014 Teen Driver Safety Award at …

Wisconsin Governor Candidates Disagree on Drunken Driving Offense

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke disagree over whether to criminalize first-offense drunken driving. Wisconsin is the only state in the country where first-offense drunken driving is treated like a traffic offense, not a crime. Burke said …

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