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Unraveling an Oregon Auto Fraud Case

Kristin Ellenson loves everything about her 2012 Cadillac SRX, from the satiny silver paint job and sporty styling to the leather upholstery and wood-trimmed interior. “The heated steering wheel,” she confides, “is awesome!” She and her husband, Jim, bought the …

Fraud Around the Nation: Multi-Person Arson Scam, False Oil Spill Claim, Fake Deer Hit

Six Arrested in Virginia Insurance Fraud Scheme Involving 30 Fires Virginia prosecutors say six people have been arrested for their alleged roles in an insurance fraud scheme that involved setting 30 fires. Federal prosecutors say the defendants over the course …

New York Arson Dog Awarded Top Fraud Fighter Award

A remarkable arson dog, whose nifty nose earned dozens of arson convictions, was named New York’s top fraud fighter for 2016. Scooter, a trained yellow Labrador Retriever had a memorable 10-year career before passing away in October 2016. She investigated …

Fraud Around the Nation: Arson, Assault and Employee Defrauds Insurer

North Dakota Man Assaults Friend Then Scams Insurer A North Dakota man was arrested and charged with insurance fraud, according to an announcement by the state’s insurance department. Weston Aho was charged with insurance fraud, a class C felony, and …

Fraud News: Contents Fraud, Staged Auto Crash Busted; New Workforce Safety App

Louisiana Woman’s Contents Valued at $1000 in Bankruptcy and $100,000 After  Fire Loss A Monroe, La., woman pleaded guilty to mail fraud in a scheme where she lied on U.S. Bankruptcy Court filings and insurance documents, according to United States …

Workers’ Comp, Auto Insurance Fraud Scams Busted in Washington, California

Washington Man Must Repay More Than $12,000 in Workers’ Comp Scam A service technician who claimed he was too injured to work yet got a job driving a tow truck pleaded guilty Friday in a workers’ comp scam. Kyle Valle, …

Arizona and California Auto Insurance Fraud Busts

GO-PRO Video Leads to Conviction of Insurance Fraud Suspect Robert Atlas falsely reported to GEICO that he had crashed his 2012 Corvette Stingray while exiting the I-10 freeway, on the exit ramp at Wild horse pass in Chandler Arizona. Robert …

Fraud News Around the Nation

New Jersey Man Gets Prison Term for Role in High-end Vehicle Theft Ring A man involved in a ring that carjacked or stole high-end vehicles and sold them overseas is now headed to prison. Donell Carroll received a 10-year sentence …

Fraud News Around the Nation

Former Washington High School Coach Pleads Guilty to Auto Glass Fraud Brad Burmester of Vancouver, Wash., pleaded guilty to first-degree felony theft in King County Superior Court. He will serve 100 hours of community service and pay $600 in court …

Fraud News Around the Nation

Former Postal Worker Faces 5 Year Prison Term for Working as a Personal Trainer While Receiving Workers’ Comp Less than one week before her trial was scheduled to begin in federal court in Dallas, a Grand Prairie, Texas, woman, Andria …