insurance fraud News

Federal Appeals Court Affirms Florida Couple’s Conviction in Sinkhole Scam

A Florida couples’ wire fraud conviction has been upheld, according to a decision issued by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The couple, Glenn and Kathryn Jasen, were convicted last year after they failed to fix property damaged by a …

Driver Who Claimed He Hit Bison, Guilty of Insurance Fraud

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has affirmed a lower court’s decision to charge the defendant in a case involving a Boston car accident with motor vehicle insurance fraud. However, the Appeals Court reversed the lower court’s decision to also charge the …

Fraud News: Arson, Workers’ Comp Premium Evasion, Hurricane Isaac Scam

Washington Firm Owes $12K for Trying to Skip Out on Paying Workers’ Comp Premiums The co-owner of a Mill Creek housecleaning business has been ordered to pay the state more than $11,700 for trying to evade workers’ comp insurance bills. …

Fraud News: Bragging on the Golf Course and Driver Switch Scam

Montana Man Brags About Workers’ Comp Benefits While on the Golf Course Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced the conviction of a man charged with fraudulently collecting nearly two years’ worth of workers’ compensation benefits from the Montana State Fund. …

Dozens Charged in $23M California Insurance Fraud Scam

Prosecutors in California announced charges Thursday against more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and medical business owners in a multimillion dollar scheme to bilk workers compensation insurance by prescribing unnecessary treatments and tests. Tanya Moreland King, 37, and her husband …

Pennsylvania Busts License Plate Fraud Ring

Pennsylvania’s attorney general’s office on Wednesday charged a dozen people as part of an organized crime ring that it said had made millions of dollars renting out fraudulently obtained license plates, primarily in New York City. The people who rented …

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 …

Insurers’ Use of Cell Tower Data in Fraud Cases Questioned

It took Jaclyn Bentley nearly three years to prove she didn’t burn her house down for the insurance money, allegations she and her lawyer say were born of the junk practice of analyzing cellphone tower data. She was camping with …