Fraud News

California Awards $34 Million to Fight Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has awarded $34.9 million in grants to 37 district attorney offices representing 42 counties in California to combat workers’ compensation insurance fraud. The grants are funded through employer assessments, and they support law enforcement efforts in …

South Florida Beloved by Retirees and Fraudsters

Psssst – Need a phony ID? A fraudulent tax refund? Insurance money from a sham car crash? Florida may have just what you’re looking for. Since the first settlers hacked their way into the mangrove tangles and drained much of …

Washington Man Gets One Year in Prison for $76,000 Workers’ Comp Scam

The manager of a Spokane, Wash., used car dealership must serve a year in jail for stealing more than $76,000 in disability benefits from the state. Gary Bruce Farnworth II, 48, was caught running the dealership while telling the Department …

Guilty Plea for New Jersey Man Involved in Hitching Post Arson

A New Jersey man intends to plead guilty to a federal charge stemming from the 2010 arson fire that destroyed the Hitching Post Inn in Cheyenne, Wyoming, according to court records. Falgun Dharia of Flanders, New Jersey, pleaded not guilty …

Verisk Insurance Solutions Launches Device Reputation Service

Verisk Insurance Solutions, a source of information about property/casualty insurance risk, and iovation announced the launch of the Verisk Device Reputation Service, a tool to help insurers prevent fraud by exposing the reputation of Internet-enabled devices. The tool uses proprietary …

Some Small Businesses Monitor Employees to Avert Workers’ Comp Fraud

More than one in 10 small business owners (13 percent) are concerned that one of their employees would commit workers’ compensation fraud by faking an injury or illness in order to collect benefits, according to a new poll by Employers. …

Man Gets Murder Conviction in Deadly Indiana House Blast Fraud Case

A jury convicted an Indianapolis man of murder, arson and insurance fraud Tuesday for his role in a house explosion that decimated a subdivision nearly three years ago, killing a couple living in the neighborhood. The jury found 46-year-old Mark …

Men Owe $600,000 Restitution for Missouri Arson, Insurance Fraud Case

Two men have been sentenced to federal prison for arson and insurance conspiracy after authorities say they conspired to burn houses they bought and insured in Kansas City, Missouri. A news release from U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson says 28-year-old Joshua …

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 …