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NICB Reports on Mid-Year Status Update on Anti-Fraud Measures

New anti-fraud legislation was passed this year in Colorado, Georgia and Minnesota, according to Tim Lynch, government affairs director at the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Lynch discussed the status of anti-fraud legislation and other NICB efforts during a recent podcast …

Indiana Family Charged With Arson, Fraud

An Indiana mother and daughter have been charged with arson and fraud after family members told police they intentionally set their house on fire to collect insurance money. Police tell The Indianapolis Star that 53-year-old Deborah Willison and 35-year-old Lanna …

Insurance Fraud Charge for Transportation Agency Boss

A Vermont Transportation Agency foreman is facing charges he lied to police and his insurance company after reporting damage to his personal truck was a hit-and-run accident, when it was hit by a new employee. Roger Daigle, of North Troy, …

Former Missouri Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Making a False Vandalism Claim

The former police chief of Perryville, Missouri, has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of making a false report and will serve 10 days in jail The Southeast Missourian reports that as part of a plea agreement, Keith Tarrillion on …

New Jersey Man Prosecuted for False Carjacking Claim

Authorities say a central New Jersey man lied when he claimed he had been carjacked by someone who then crashed his vehicle into several parked cars. Union County prosecutors announced Wednesday that 29-year-old Darwin Edward of New Brunswick has been …

Debt a Motive for 2012 Indianapolis House Explosion

Prosecutors plan to present evidence that the motive behind a 2012 deadly explosion that devastated an Indianapolis, Ind., neighborhood was collecting insurance money for mounting gambling and credit card debts. Monserrate Shirley, her then-boyfriend Mark Leonard and his brother, Bob …

Missouri Man Sentenced in Lightning Rod Insurance Scam

A 52-year-old Missouri man has been sentenced to probation in a lightning rod insurance scam that targeted elderly residents. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a release that Donald Anthony Moses of Neosho, Mo., was sentenced to two years …

North Carolina Couple Arrested After Alleged Arson

A North Carolina couple was arrested on charges of arson, according to an announcement by Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that Mark Dwayne Geer, Jr. set fire to the couple’s Wilmington residence on May 12, 2014, …

Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyer Sentenced to 4 Years for Fraud

An attorney has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in an insurance fraud scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Joseph Haddad of Orange was sentenced Thursday in Bridgeport to four years and three months. …

Former Arkansas Insurance Agent Pleads Guilty to Premium Finance-Related Fraud

A Mount Ida, Ark., man has pleaded guilty to money laundering and wire fraud and prosecutors say he’ll serve five years in prison followed by supervised release and must pay back more than $7 million in restitution. But federal prosecutors …