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Fraud News: Crash and Buy Scheme, Workers’ Comp Scammers Busted

California Woman Convicted of ‘Crash and Buy’ Auto Insurance Fraud Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on March 23, 2017, 32-year-old Alicia Hernandez of West Sacramento was convicted of filing a false insurance claim and providing false statements …

Status of 2017 Anti-Fraud Legislation Around the Nation

Workers’ compensation premium fraud, restricting crash reports and extending the time in which to investigate fraud rings are the focus of just a few of the anti-fraud legislation pending across the nation, according to Howard Goldblatt, director of Government Affairs …

Fraud News: Workers’ Comp Misclassification, Sandy Engineer Sentenced

Three California Residents Charged in Workers’ Comp Insurance Fraud Case A Riverside woman was arraigned Wednesday, March 29, 2017, on 52 felonies related to workers’ compensation insurance fraud that resulted in a loss of more than $540,000 to two insurance …

Fraud News: Fake Auto Claims, Arson and Allstate Files RICO Suit

Mother and Son Sentenced for California Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme Henrietta Silva and her son, Peter, were sentenced recently in the San Diego Superior Court after submitting multiple fraudulent auto insurance claims. Henrietta was sentenced to serve 270 days in …

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, …