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Insurer Accuses Tennessee Recording Studio of Fraud After Fire An insurance company that paid more than $2.8 million in claims after an arson fire damaged an historic Memphis, Tenn., music recording studio has now accused a rock music label company …

Auto Insurers Need to Focus on Increasing EMG Abuse, Fraud

Electromyography (EMG), a diagnostic procedure used to assess muscle and nerve damage, has become a major area of concern and a potential gateway for medical fraud and abuse, particularly in auto insurance. Dr. John E. Robinton, medical director of Neurodiagnostics …

Texas Workers’ Comp Fraud Unit Boasts 40 Investigations Since Inception

Since its establishment five months ago, the new in-house fraud unit at the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has opened more than 40 investigations and hired additional fraud investigators to extend its reach. “It’s a huge benefit to have a …

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RV Salesman Caught on Camera in Workers’ Comp Scam Must Repay State Over $81,000 A Washington recreational vehicle salesman who claimed he couldn’t work because of an on-the-job injury has been ordered to pay back more than $81,000 in state …

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Texas Health Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud The owner of a Houston, Texas, health clinic pled guilty to insurance fraud after billing for medical services – often provided to injured employees – despite having no licensed medical staff …

Sentencing Set for Man Charged in 2010 Hitching Post Fire, Insurance Fraud

Sentencing has been set for a New Jersey man who pleaded guilty to insurance fraud charges in connection with the 2010 arson of the Hitching Post Inn, a landmark Cheyenne hotel that was a popular place for Wyoming lawmakers to …

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Washington Couple Gets Jail Time in Workers’ Comp Scam Officials say a married couple who owned and operated a now defunct foreign-language interpreter service just north of Seattle has been sentenced to jail for a fraudulent billing scheme. The Washington …

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New Jersey Dry Cleaner Sentenced for Avoiding Payroll Taxes The co-owner of a dry cleaning firm who conspired to evade payroll taxes for workers who were living in the country illegally is now headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old …

Faked Invoice Leads to Felony Charge, Restitution in Texas Hail Suit

A hail damage lawsuit referred to the Texas Department of Insurance on suspicion of fraud resulted in an indictment and subsequent restitution. In a recent Fraud File podcast interview, Steven Badger, a partner with Zelle LLP’s Dallas office, explained how …

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New Jersey Theft Ring Preyed on People Selling Cars on Craigslist Two New Jersey residents and a Florida man are facing charges they were the ringleaders of a vehicle-theft scheme that focused on people selling cars on Craigslist. The state …