Fraud News

Stakeholders Examine Insurance Fraud Issues During Federal Hearing

A recent federal hearing on insurance fraud exploring the necessity of a federal fraud fighting program, highlighted how stakeholders work to address and fight the multi-billion dollar industry. The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, held …

New York State Worker Who Claimed Workers’ Comp Caught Kayaking

New York authorities say a state psychiatric center employee who received nearly $3,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for work-related injury claims was caught kayaking in Puerto Rico. The Inspector General’s Office says the 30-year-old man applied for benefits in 2016, …

Fraud News: Accident Schemes on Both Coasts, Agent’s Workers’ Comp Scam

California Body Shop Owner, 17 Others, Charged With Felony Insurance Fraud The owner of a San Jose, Calif., body shop, his wife, and sixteen others have been charged with an insurance fraud scam during which they staged 15 car accidents …

Fraud News: Auto Fraud Rings Busted, Fake Boat Insurance Claim Uncovered

Georgia DOI Busts 26 Suspects in Auto Fraud Ring Arrest warrants were issued this week in connection with an automobile insurance fraud ring centered in the Columbus, Georgia area, according to an announcement by Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. The fraud …

16 Charged in Alleged Southern California Workers’ Comp Fraud Scam

Ten lawyers and six others were charged Monday in a multimillion-dollar workers’ compensation fraud scheme that authorities say targeted Latinos in California. The charges were filed after a three-year investigation into a scheme involving the illegal recruitment of more than …

Fraud News: Staged Car Crash Scam and High Tech Auto Theft Ring Busted

13 Arrests in Louisiana Fake Crash Scheme Louisiana State Police say 13 people have been arrested in connection with an insurance fraud scheme involving staged automobile crashes. A news release says Thursday’s arrests followed an investigation that began with complaints …

West Virginia Man Charged in $500M Art Heist Fraud Scheme

A West Virginia man tried to fetch millions for two oil paintings he did not have access to and falsely claimed were stolen in the largest art heist in U.S. history, federal authorities said Monday. Todd Desper, of Beckley, West …

Federal Appeals Court Affirms Florida Couple’s Conviction in Sinkhole Scam

A Florida couples’ wire fraud conviction has been upheld, according to a decision issued by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The couple, Glenn and Kathryn Jasen, were convicted last year after they failed to fix property damaged by a …

Driver Who Claimed He Hit Bison, Guilty of Insurance Fraud

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has affirmed a lower court’s decision to charge the defendant in a case involving a Boston car accident with motor vehicle insurance fraud. However, the Appeals Court reversed the lower court’s decision to also charge the …

Fraud News: Arson, Workers’ Comp Premium Evasion, Hurricane Isaac Scam

Washington Firm Owes $12K for Trying to Skip Out on Paying Workers’ Comp Premiums The co-owner of a Mill Creek housecleaning business has been ordered to pay the state more than $11,700 for trying to evade workers’ comp insurance bills. …