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Fraud News: Bragging on the Golf Course and Driver Switch Scam

Montana Man Brags About Workers’ Comp Benefits While on the Golf Course Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced the conviction of a man charged with fraudulently collecting nearly two years’ worth of workers’ compensation benefits from the Montana State Fund. …

Dozens Charged in $23M California Insurance Fraud Scam

Prosecutors in California announced charges Thursday against more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and medical business owners in a multimillion dollar scheme to bilk workers compensation insurance by prescribing unnecessary treatments and tests. Tanya Moreland King, 37, and her husband …

Pennsylvania Busts License Plate Fraud Ring

Pennsylvania’s attorney general’s office on Wednesday charged a dozen people as part of an organized crime ring that it said had made millions of dollars renting out fraudulently obtained license plates, primarily in New York City. The people who rented …

Fraud News: Crash and Buy Scheme, Workers’ Comp Scammers Busted

California Woman Convicted of ‘Crash and Buy’ Auto Insurance Fraud Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on March 23, 2017, 32-year-old Alicia Hernandez of West Sacramento was convicted of filing a false insurance claim and providing false statements …

Status of 2017 Anti-Fraud Legislation Around the Nation

Workers’ compensation premium fraud, restricting crash reports and extending the time in which to investigate fraud rings are the focus of just a few of the anti-fraud legislation pending across the nation, according to Howard Goldblatt, director of Government Affairs …

Fraud News: Workers’ Comp Misclassification, Sandy Engineer Sentenced

Three California Residents Charged in Workers’ Comp Insurance Fraud Case A Riverside woman was arraigned Wednesday, March 29, 2017, on 52 felonies related to workers’ compensation insurance fraud that resulted in a loss of more than $540,000 to two insurance …

Fraud News: Fake Auto Claims, Arson and Allstate Files RICO Suit

Mother and Son Sentenced for California Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme Henrietta Silva and her son, Peter, were sentenced recently in the San Diego Superior Court after submitting multiple fraudulent auto insurance claims. Henrietta was sentenced to serve 270 days in …

Unraveling an Oregon Auto Fraud Case

Kristin Ellenson loves everything about her 2012 Cadillac SRX, from the satiny silver paint job and sporty styling to the leather upholstery and wood-trimmed interior. “The heated steering wheel,” she confides, “is awesome!” She and her husband, Jim, bought the …

Fraud Around the Nation: Multi-Person Arson Scam, False Oil Spill Claim, Fake Deer Hit

Six Arrested in Virginia Insurance Fraud Scheme Involving 30 Fires Virginia prosecutors say six people have been arrested for their alleged roles in an insurance fraud scheme that involved setting 30 fires. Federal prosecutors say the defendants over the course …

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 …