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NICB Pushes Legislation on Cargo Theft, Aggressive Contractors

Assignment of benefits, aggressive contractors and cargo theft were the primary focus of legislation in a number of states this year, according to Alan Haskins, director of government affairs for the National Insurance Crime Bureau. In a podcast interview with …

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Veteran Vegas K-9 Police Officer Denies Fraud, Arson Allegations A veteran Las Vegas police K-9 officer is denying that he burned his recreational vehicle trailer in January for insurance money. Defense attorney Andrew Leavitt said Wednesday that Jeff Lynn Harper, …

Tips on Investigating Contents Claims Fraud

Recognizing the difference between hard and soft fraud can aid in investigating fraudulent contents claims, according to two Property & Liability Resource Bureau national conference panelists who spoke recently on the subject. Both Florida-based experts, Greg Nelson with UPC Insurance …

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Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty in $1.5M Insurance Settlement Theft From Disabled Sister A Lafayette, La., man is facing a possible 20-year prison sentence for stealing about $1.5 million from an insurance settlement received by his sister. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley …

Chicago Car Insurance Fraud Ring Can be Tried in Iowa

Three people from Wisconsin or Illinois who are charged with operating a car insurance fraud ring can be prosecuted in Iowa, even though they never set foot in the state, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. Police say the trio …

13 Indictments Handed Down in Massive California Workers’ Comp Fraud Scam

An investigation into what’s being called one of the largest cases of workers’ compensation healthcare insurance fraud in California Department of Insurance history led to 13 indictments announced today against seven Southern California-based medical professionals. This is the second wave …

Another Trial in Deadly Indiana House Blast Tied to Insurance Fraud

The half brother of a man serving two life sentences in a deadly 2012 Indianapolis house explosion that devastated a subdivision is facing a weekslong trial for his alleged role in the blast, which prosecutors say was a scheme to …

As Medical Provider Fraud Evolves so Should the Investigation

Healthcare fraud related financial losses amount to tens of billions of dollars each year, according to the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association. As medical claims fraud in the property/casualty sector has evolved so too has the process to uncover it, …

CAIF’s 2015 Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame Inductees

Blown up houses, staged wrecks and bogus spine surgeries were among the damage inflicted by nine convicted scammers newly selected to the Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame. They were enshrined by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. The Hall of Shame …

Luxury Hotel Cleaning Firm Owners Working in Nevada, California Charged With $7M Fraud

The owners of a janitorial company serving luxury hotels in Southern California and Nevada are charged with running a $7 million workers’ compensation insurance and tax evasion scam, prosecutors announced Monday. Hyok “Steven” Kwon and Woo “Stephanie” Kwon were arrested …