Fraud News

Washington Man Used Seahawks’ Names to File Fake Workers’ Comp Claims

A Spokane Valley,Wash., man has been sentenced to six months in jail for faking on-the-job injuries and using Seahawks players’ names to get narcotics and other prescription drugs. Spokane County Superior Court Judge Harold Clarke also ordered Jeffory Leonard Mock …

Los Angeles Residents Busted for Felony Insurance Fraud

Tony Bimbo aka Anthony Riste and Brandy Riste, both of Los Angeles, were arrested on two felony counts of insurance fraud after they allegedly conspired with Bobby Vlado to defraud Alliance United Insurance Company out of nearly $18,000. Investigators are …

Louisiana Police Arrest 34 for Insurance Fraud

Louisiana State Police say a two month investigation into insurance fraud and auto theft led to the arrest of 34 people across the state. Troopers say in news release its Insurance Fraud and Auto Theft unit investigated staged crashes, fraudulent …

Widow Sentenced to 4 Years for Connecticut Mansion Arson

A widowed mother of two from Florida has been sentenced to four years in prison for burning down her former million-dollar home in Connecticut for the insurance money. The Connecticut Post reports that 39-year-old Amanda Azevedo pleaded with a state …

Men Indicted for Causing Train Wreck in Insurance Fraud Scheme

Two men in South Carolina face seven federal charges after authorities say they parked a car on train tracks, causing an Amtrak train to derail, then came back and claimed they were injured in the crash. Prosecutors say 33-year-old James …

Device Reputation Aids UK Insurer in Busting Crash for Cash Scheme

As insurance fraud continues to evolve more aspects of the crime involve digital technology. In the UK, where a considerable amount of policies are generated through online transactions, much can be learned about the customer through the devices used to …

York Reports $1.5M in Workers’ Comp Restitution to California Public Entities

York Risk Services Group, a third party administrator, announced their return of more than $1.5M in workers’ comp restitution to public entity clients in California by fighting workers’ compensation fraud. Of that amount, more than $1M was returned to clients …

Jewelry Expert Testifies in $20M Insurance Fraud Fires Case

A local GOP fundraiser charged in a $20 million insurance scheme after three mansion fires in five years cursed and discussed the Mafia while meeting with a jewelry appraiser about her claims, the appraiser testified Tuesday. Claire Risoldi’s “salty language” …

Fireman’s Fund Pays $44M to Settles Crop Insurance Fraud Charges

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. has agreed to pay $44 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that it knowingly issued insurance policies that were ineligible under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) federal crop insurance program and falsified …

Media Portrayal of Workers’ Comp Fraud Impacts Real Life Claims

The depiction of workers’ compensation fraud in television shows has impacted the public’s perception of the crime, said two experts during a session on the subject at the Combined Claims Conference held recently in Orange County, California. While workers’ comp …