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Insurance Fraud Hearing Set for Former Pennsylvania Justice’s Daughter

The daughter of convicted former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin is trying to enter a program designed for first-time offenders on an insurance fraud charge. Casey Melvin, 26, of Wexford, has been scheduled for a hearing Sept. 5 …

Texas Man Guilty in Insurance Fraud Case

A 42-year-old Nederland, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations related to fraudulent insurance claims in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced. Antonio Govea Figueroa pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges before U.S. Magistrate …

Arson Conviction for Ohio Woman in Insurance Money Case

A Youngstown, Ohio, woman has been convicted of setting fire to a rental property in order to collect insurance money, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Latasha Curtis, 33, was convicted on one …

Texas Woman Pleads Guilty to Staging Auto Crashes

A 32-year-old Port Arthur, Texas, woman has pleaded guilty in a case involving staged auto crashes and fraudulent insurance claims, according to U.S. Attorney John M. Bales for the Eastern District of Texas. Shawnta Rene Bell Jones pleaded guilty to …

Florida Residents Arrested for PIP Fraud

Three Jacksonville, Fla., residents were arrested for personal injury protection (PIP) fraud, according to an announcement by Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. Yolanda Vargas, Christian Vargas and Willdelyn Rodriguez are each charged with one count of committing a staged motor …

California Beauty Contestant Arrested for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Officials say a 22-year-old beauty pageant contestant has been arrested in California after being caught on video walking comfortably in high heels while collecting workers’ compensation benefits after saying she had a broken toe. The state Department of Insurance said …

Consider Your Options When Fighting Back Against Fraud

Fraud is an unfortunate business reality, particularly for banking, finance, healthcare and insurance companies. In fact, fraud is so profitable it’s attracting organized crime rings. That was clearly demonstrated when law enforcement busted a staged-crash organization in Florida. The National …

South Carolina Reports Rise in Insurance Fraud Complaints

Insurance fraud complaints in South Carolina have reached an all-time high with more than 1,200 pouring in last year, according to a report released Friday by Attorney General Alan Wilson. The annual report from his office’s Insurance Fraud Division noted …

Former Bank Employee, Robbery Co-Conspirator Charged With Workers’ Comp Fraud

A California woman was arrested on charges related to her allegedly submitting a fraudulent workers’ compensation claim for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder associated with a robbery, that she actually assisted in staging, at a bank where she worked as …

North Dakota Woman Accused of Bogus Insurance Claims

A Mandan, N.D., woman is accused of submitting more than $7,100 in fraudulent insurance claims. The Bismarck Tribune reports that 28-year-old Jessi Marie Elmer is charged with felony theft of property and felony forgery. Elmer made her first appearance in …