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Philadelphia Insurance Vindicated in YouTube Bugatti Crash Case

Philadelphia Insurance Companies said it’s been vindicated in its investigation and denial of a fraudulent claim filed by an East Texas motorist for the 2009 crash of his Bugatti Veryon, following his guilty plea this week in the case United …

Texas Bugatti Owner Pleads Guilty in Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Lufkin, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney John M. Bales. According to information presented in court, in October 2009, Andy Lee House purchased a …

38 Indicted in Massachusetts Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme

Prosecutors say grand juries in Hampshire and Franklin counties have indicted 38 people allegedly involved in an automobile insurance fraud ring. The Northwestern District Attorney’s office said in a statement on Wednesday the scheme largely involved individuals from the New …

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 …