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New Jersey Dry Cleaner Sentenced for Avoiding Payroll Taxes The co-owner of a dry cleaning firm who conspired to evade payroll taxes for workers who were living in the country illegally is now headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old …

Faked Invoice Leads to Felony Charge, Restitution in Texas Hail Suit

A hail damage lawsuit referred to the Texas Department of Insurance on suspicion of fraud resulted in an indictment and subsequent restitution. In a recent Fraud File podcast interview, Steven Badger, a partner with Zelle LLP’s Dallas office, explained how …

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New Jersey Theft Ring Preyed on People Selling Cars on Craigslist Two New Jersey residents and a Florida man are facing charges they were the ringleaders of a vehicle-theft scheme that focused on people selling cars on Craigslist. The state …

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Restaurant Owner Gets Prison Time for Torching Business A Leominster, Mass., man who set fire to his own restaurant to collect the insurance money has been sentenced to four years in prison. Jeffrey Cordio, who owned the West End Diner, …

Pennsylvania Councilman to Resign Amid Insurance Fraud Charges

A city councilman is resigning following charges he filed a false accident report and repeatedly changed his explanation for what happened. Lebanon councilman Tony Matula, 59, faces charges including insurance fraud, false reports to law enforcement and hit and run, …

Many Car Keyless Remotes are Hackable According to Security Experts

A group of computer security experts say they figured out how to hack the keyless entry systems used on millions of cars, meaning that thieves could in theory break and steal items without leaving a broken window. The experts say …

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North Dakota Business Owner and Employee Accused of Arson Authorities have charged the owner of a Watford City restaurant and an employee with torching the business to collect insurance money. Owner Anna Marquardt, 37, and employee Lisa Stoll, 28, face …

Plea Deal for 1 of 5 Charged in Deadly Indiana House Explosion

One of five people charged in a deadly house explosion that devastated an Indianapolis neighborhood has reached a plea deal weeks before his scheduled trial, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Gary Thompson, 45, agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit …

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Insurance Fraud, Phony Accidents Alleged in Louisiana Parish Louisiana State Police say seven people have been arrested and one is wanted in connection with an alleged insurance fraud scheme involving staged traffic crashes in Jefferson Davis Parish. A state police …

New Jersey Officials Recover $3.5M, Allstate $20M in PIP Fraud Cases

New Jersey insurance officials said they have recovered $3.5 million in a personal injury insurance fraud case involving chiropractors, physicians, medical facilities, billing companies and others. In a case connected to the same operation, Allstate Insurance recovered more than $20 …