Arson News

New York Arson Dog Awarded Top Fraud Fighter Award

A remarkable arson dog, whose nifty nose earned dozens of arson convictions, was named New York’s top fraud fighter for 2016. Scooter, a trained yellow Labrador Retriever had a memorable 10-year career before passing away in October 2016. She investigated …

Fraud Around the Nation: Arson, Assault and Employee Defrauds Insurer

North Dakota Man Assaults Friend Then Scams Insurer A North Dakota man was arrested and charged with insurance fraud, according to an announcement by the state’s insurance department. Weston Aho was charged with insurance fraud, a class C felony, and …

More Insurers Adopting Predictive Analytics to Combat Fraud

Declining cost barriers, the availability of cloud storage and telematics will likely increase predictive analytic adoption rates, according to Dan Donovan, assistant vice president of Claims Solutions at Verisk Insurance Solutions. Though predictive modeling has been used for some time …

Fraud News Around the Nation

New Jersey Man Gets Prison Term for Role in High-end Vehicle Theft Ring A man involved in a ring that carjacked or stole high-end vehicles and sold them overseas is now headed to prison. Donell Carroll received a 10-year sentence …

Fraud News Around the Nation

Massachusetts Police Sergeant Gets Jail Term in Insurance Fraud Scheme Massachusetts police sergeant has been sentenced to serve half a year in a county jail after he was convicted of lying about an on-duty accident and accepting insurance money for …

Ex-Nanny for Penguins Player Gets 5 Year Sentence for Arson, Insurance Fraud

The former nanny of Pittsburgh Penguins player Chris Kunitz was sentenced Tuesday to five years in federal prison for setting fire to her rental residence and then filing fraudulent insurance claims for the contents. The public defender for Andrea Forsythe, …

Ohio Homeowner Charged With Murder, Arson Declined EUO

Court records filed in June show a property owner, recently charged with murder and aggravated arson, declined to cooperate with an insurance company investigation of his claim for a house fire that resulted in an Ohio firefighter’s death nearly a …

Fraud News Around the Nation

Insurer Accuses Tennessee Recording Studio of Fraud After Fire An insurance company that paid more than $2.8 million in claims after an arson fire damaged an historic Memphis, Tenn., music recording studio has now accused a rock music label company …

Fraud News Around the Nation

Texas Health Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud The owner of a Houston, Texas, health clinic pled guilty to insurance fraud after billing for medical services – often provided to injured employees – despite having no licensed medical staff …

Sentencing Set for Man Charged in 2010 Hitching Post Fire, Insurance Fraud

Sentencing has been set for a New Jersey man who pleaded guilty to insurance fraud charges in connection with the 2010 arson of the Hitching Post Inn, a landmark Cheyenne hotel that was a popular place for Wyoming lawmakers to …