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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 …

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Florida Governor Suspends Mayor After Insurance Fraud Charge Gov. Rick Scott has suspended from office the mayor of the central Florida city of Tavares after he was charged with insurance fraud. Scott issued the executive order on Thursday, one day …

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Connecticut Man Admits to Role in Staging Car Crashes A Connecticut man who authorities say conspired to stage about 50 car crashes in an insurance scheme has pleaded guilty to a federal charge. Carlins Calixte of Norwich entered the plea …

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Missouri Woman Sentenced in Arson for Insurance Scheme An Independence woman was sentenced to 31/2 years in prison without parole for an arson and insurance fraud scheme. Tina Shonk was also ordered Tuesday to pay $242,717 in restitution to her …

Fraud Coalition Urges Texas High Court to Let Insurers Prove Fraud

Allowing medical providers to hide false claims amid treatment for crash injuries will encourage scams and could discourage insurers from writing business in Texas, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud said in an amicus brief filed this week with the state …

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 …