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New Jersey Used Car Dealership Manager, Employees Plead Guilty in $1.4 Million Auto Loan Scam The manager of a now-defunct Bergen County, N.J., used car dealership and two co-workers have pleaded guilty in bank financing scams that netted $1.4 million …

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Florida Governor Suspends Mayor After Insurance Fraud Charge Gov. Rick Scott has suspended from office the mayor of the central Florida city of Tavares after he was charged with insurance fraud. Scott issued the executive order on Thursday, one day …

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Connecticut Man Admits to Role in Staging Car Crashes A Connecticut man who authorities say conspired to stage about 50 car crashes in an insurance scheme has pleaded guilty to a federal charge. Carlins Calixte of Norwich entered the plea …

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Missouri Woman Sentenced in Arson for Insurance Scheme An Independence woman was sentenced to 31/2 years in prison without parole for an arson and insurance fraud scheme. Tina Shonk was also ordered Tuesday to pay $242,717 in restitution to her …

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Connecticut Bookmaker Gets Prison Time in Insurance Fraud Scheme A bookmaker who pleaded guilty to charges he shot a gambler with a stun gun and tried to burn down a Middletown restaurant in an insurance fraud scheme is headed to …

Fraud Coalition Urges Texas High Court to Let Insurers Prove Fraud

Allowing medical providers to hide false claims amid treatment for crash injuries will encourage scams and could discourage insurers from writing business in Texas, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud said in an amicus brief filed this week with the state …

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Former California Claim Adjuster Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $289K Elizabeth Louise Brown, 48, of Canyon Country, Calif., a former claims adjuster with Explorer Insurance, pleaded guilty to two counts of insurance fraud with a white collar crime enhancement penalty for …

Report of Possible Workers’ Comp Fraud Uncovers $8.5M Payroll Fraud Scheme

A California business owner who reportedly questioned the nature and extent of a worker’s injury, was charged with fraud for allegedly underreporting payroll to their workers’ compensation insurance company by $2 million, and for failing to report $6.5 million in …

NICB Pushes Legislation on Cargo Theft, Aggressive Contractors

Assignment of benefits, aggressive contractors and cargo theft were the primary focus of legislation in a number of states this year, according to Alan Haskins, director of government affairs for the National Insurance Crime Bureau. In a podcast interview with …

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Veteran Vegas K-9 Police Officer Denies Fraud, Arson Allegations A veteran Las Vegas police K-9 officer is denying that he burned his recreational vehicle trailer in January for insurance money. Defense attorney Andrew Leavitt said Wednesday that Jeff Lynn Harper, …