insurance fraud News

New Fraud Charges Brought Against Indicted Insurer CEO

New charges have been brought against a Maryland businessman accused to Delaware insurance regulators. A federal grand jury in Baltimore on Tuesday returned a superseding indictment against 39-year-old Jeffrey Cohen of Reisterstown. It charges Cohen with wire fraud and money …

Texas Man Sentenced Workers’ Comp Double Dipping Scam

A Travis County district court sentenced Rodney Williams of Seabrook, Texas for workers’ compensation fraud-related charges, according to an announcement by Texas Mutual Insurance Company. The court sentenced Williams to deferred adjudication and ordered him to pay $6,156 in restitution …

State Revokes Oregon Agent’s License, Seeks Other Victims

The Department of Consumer and Business Services has revoked the license of a Portland, Ore., insurance agent for collecting money for policies but never forwarding the premium to the insurance company – leaving many Oregonians without coverage. The department’s Insurance …

New Jersey Man Lied About Carjacking, Committed Insurance Fraud

State authorities say a northern New Jersey man fabricated a story about being carjacked so he could get about $38,500 from his insurer. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced Wednesday that 42-year-old Maurice Douglas, of East Orange, is charged with …

South Dakota Woman Admits Arson in Restaurant Fire

One of two Huron, S.D., women charged with starting a fire at the Tailgate restaurant in Huron has pleaded guilty to second-degree arson. KOKK-AM reports 31-year-old Julia Lopez acknowledged her role in starting the March fire in an attempt to …

Philadelphia Insurance Vindicated in YouTube Bugatti Crash Case

Philadelphia Insurance Companies said it’s been vindicated in its investigation and denial of a fraudulent claim filed by an East Texas motorist for the 2009 crash of his Bugatti Veryon, following his guilty plea this week in the case United …

Texas Bugatti Owner Pleads Guilty in Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Lufkin, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney John M. Bales. According to information presented in court, in October 2009, Andy Lee House purchased a …

38 Indicted in Massachusetts Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme

Prosecutors say grand juries in Hampshire and Franklin counties have indicted 38 people allegedly involved in an automobile insurance fraud ring. The Northwestern District Attorney’s office said in a statement on Wednesday the scheme largely involved individuals from the New …

Insurance Fraud Hearing Set for Former Pennsylvania Justice’s Daughter

The daughter of convicted former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin is trying to enter a program designed for first-time offenders on an insurance fraud charge. Casey Melvin, 26, of Wexford, has been scheduled for a hearing Sept. 5 …

Texas Man Guilty in Insurance Fraud Case

A 42-year-old Nederland, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations related to fraudulent insurance claims in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced. Antonio Govea Figueroa pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges before U.S. Magistrate …