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Washington Deputy Acquitted of Insurance Fraud

A Spokane, Wash., sheriff’s deputy accused of filing false claims for snow damage has been acquitted of insurance fraud charges. A jury in Spokane returned the acquittal Tuesday for Deputy Jeremey B. Jeske after a two-day trial. His lawyer, Rob …

2nd Guilty Plea Set in Vegas Puppy Store Fire Arson

A 28-year-old fledgling boxer plans to plead guilty to arson and attempted animal cruelty for setting fire to a Las Vegas, Nev., pet store where 27 puppies were rescued earlier this year. Attorney Roger Bailey says Kirk Bills will take …

Kentucky Market Owner Charged With Arson

A southern Kentucky store owner is scheduled for arraignment next month on charged that he set fire to his business to collect an insurance settlement. Kentucky State Police say 53-year-old David Kevin Ring of Brownsville torched Ring’s Crossroad Market on …

Insurance Fraud Arrests Made After Motorcycle Found in North Carolina Pond

Two men were arrested for insurance fraud last week, according to an announcement by North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Timothy Jay Styons of filing a false police report and making a fraudulent insurance …

Former Claims Adjuster Ordered to Repay Farm Bureau $20,000 in Fraud Case

A former insurance adjuster was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution for insurance fraud involving wrecked vehicles, according to an announcement by the Kansas Insurance Department. The Ford County District Court late last month sentenced Eric …

Vegas Puppy Shop Owner Pleads Guilty to Arson, Fraud

A former pet shop owner has pleaded guilty to felony arson and insurance fraud in a fire at a Las Vegas pet shop where 27 puppies and dogs were rescued by firefighters earlier this year. Court spokeswoman Mary Ann Price …

Washington Woman Pleads Guilty to Arson in Rented House Fire

A 38-year-old Washington woman who told firefighters how she dropped her young son to safety before escaping a house fire herself has admitted setting the fire and making a false insurance claim. The News Tribune reports that Melinda Sayers pleaded …

Ex-Connecticut Cop Charged With Workers’ Comp Fraud

A former New London, Conn., police officer fired over accusations he leaked an internal police document and later rehired has resigned following his arrest on charges he fraudulently collected workers’ compensation benefits. David McElroy was charged with workers’ compensation fraud. …

South Carolina Woman Charged in Fire at Husband’s Shop

The 59-year-old wife of a Norway, S.C., businessman has been charged with making a false claim in a fire at her husband’s auto shop. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported Tuesday that Sandra Blake has been arrested and charged …

Woman Sentenced to 8 Years in Wyoming Restaurant Arson

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a woman to eight years in prison for torching a failing restaurant she owned in a Cheyenne, Wyo., hotel two years ago, an act prosecutors say endangered more than 50 people staying there. U.S. …