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New Jersey Dry Cleaner Sentenced for Avoiding Payroll Taxes The co-owner of a dry cleaning firm who conspired to evade payroll taxes for workers who were living in the country illegally is now headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old …

Faked Invoice Leads to Felony Charge, Restitution in Texas Hail Suit

A hail damage lawsuit referred to the Texas Department of Insurance on suspicion of fraud resulted in an indictment and subsequent restitution. In a recent Fraud File podcast interview, Steven Badger, a partner with Zelle LLP’s Dallas office, explained how …

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New Jersey Theft Ring Preyed on People Selling Cars on Craigslist Two New Jersey residents and a Florida man are facing charges they were the ringleaders of a vehicle-theft scheme that focused on people selling cars on Craigslist. The state …

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Restaurant Owner Gets Prison Time for Torching Business A Leominster, Mass., man who set fire to his own restaurant to collect the insurance money has been sentenced to four years in prison. Jeffrey Cordio, who owned the West End Diner, …

Pennsylvania Councilman to Resign Amid Insurance Fraud Charges

A city councilman is resigning following charges he filed a false accident report and repeatedly changed his explanation for what happened. Lebanon councilman Tony Matula, 59, faces charges including insurance fraud, false reports to law enforcement and hit and run, …

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North Dakota Business Owner and Employee Accused of Arson Authorities have charged the owner of a Watford City restaurant and an employee with torching the business to collect insurance money. Owner Anna Marquardt, 37, and employee Lisa Stoll, 28, face …

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Insurance Fraud, Phony Accidents Alleged in Louisiana Parish Louisiana State Police say seven people have been arrested and one is wanted in connection with an alleged insurance fraud scheme involving staged traffic crashes in Jefferson Davis Parish. A state police …

Mercury Insurance Investigates Questionable Ferrari Loss

Shannon Navejas, special investigator 2 with Mercury Insurance, shares how a claim for a 2000 collector edition Ferrari valued at $188,000 went up in smoke as a result of a thorough investigation which included the use of background checks, a …

New Jersey Officials Recover $3.5M, Allstate $20M in PIP Fraud Cases

New Jersey insurance officials said they have recovered $3.5 million in a personal injury insurance fraud case involving chiropractors, physicians, medical facilities, billing companies and others. In a case connected to the same operation, Allstate Insurance recovered more than $20 …

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New Jersey Used Car Dealership Manager, Employees Plead Guilty in $1.4 Million Auto Loan Scam The manager of a now-defunct Bergen County, N.J., used car dealership and two co-workers have pleaded guilty in bank financing scams that netted $1.4 million …