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Hawaii Man Found Guilty of Insurance Fraud

A jury recently found a Honolulu man, Yun Fei Tang, 46, guilty of insurance fraud and attempted theft. He is currently out on bail and awaiting sentencing in June. Tang faces up to five years imprisonment for each count and …

Jacksonville Beach Chiropractor Arrested on Charges of Insurance Fraud

Steven Rhodes, chiropractor and owner of Ocean View Health, Inc. in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., was arrested for fraudulently billing for services and allowing unlicensed staff to perform medical treatments, according to an announcement by Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. The …

Two Florida Men Arrested for Staged Boat Theft

Jorge Bellomo and Eugenio Ulowicz were arrested after an undercover operation led by the Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF), Florida Fish & Wildlife State Law Enforcement and the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department uncovered their scheme …

VFM Analysis Highlights Home Insurance Fraud Statistics

VFM Services Ltd, the latest entrant to the Canadian insurance market following the launch of its counter fraud training and conversation management initiatives in January, released the results of its Q4 2013 counter fraud index. These latest figures highlight that …

Mississippi Man Sentenced to a Year in Prison for Bogus Claim

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says a 28-year-old Pontotoc County man will serve at least a year in prison after filing an insurance claim for a nonexistent four-wheeler accident. He says in a news release that Eric Long of Randolph …

Iowa Man Convicted of Arson, Insurance Fraud

A Davenport, Iowa, man faces up to 15 years in prison when he’s sentenced in May for trying to burn down his home. The Quad-City Times reports that a Scott County jury convicted 47-year-old Brian Earl Lebs of second-degree arson …

Las Vegas Puppy Shop Arson Hearing Rescheduled

A judge postponed hearing a challenge of criminal arson and other charges filed against a pet shop owner and a co-defendant accused of torching a store where 27 puppies were rescued. Clark County District Court Judge David Barker on Wednesday …

Missouri Women’s Basketball Coach Pleads Guilty in Car Theft Ring

The women’s basketball coach at Highland Community College in northeast Kansas, who once coached at Southeast Missouri State University, pleaded guilty to being part of a car theft ring that prosecutors said staged accidents and filed false theft reports to …

Virginia State Police Report Slight Uptick in 2013 Fraud Reporting

The Virginia State Police Insurance Fraud Program just released their 2013 Annual Report, which shows the number of notifications received for the crime of insurance fraud slightly increased, and the arrests for insurance fraud and other related crimes, such as …

New Jersey Man Admits Sandy Fraud

A Monmouth County, N.J., man has pleaded guilty to filing a fraudulent insurance claim related to Superstorm Sandy. Authorities say 74-year-old Farouk Soliman admitted he attempted to recoup the cost of hiring a demolition firm to raze a barn on …