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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 …

‘Makeover’ Contractor Faces Arson Sentence

A Connecticut contractor who helped build a house for the ABC reality TV show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is facing sentencing for burning down his wood pellet business. Fifty-seven-year-old Bruce “Bruno” Hayn pleaded no contest to an arson charge in …

13 Arrested in California Staged Accident Scam

More than a dozen people have been arrested for allegedly staging car crashes or submitting phony accident claims in a California insurance fraud scheme. The state Department of Insurance says the scam, centered in Riverside County, netted more than $300,000 …

Charlotte Man Accused of Hail Damage Insurance Claim Fraud

A North Carolina man was arrested and charged with 108 charges of obtaining property by false pretense. After a year-long investigation, North Carolina Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that Ronald Leonard Pierce was acting as a public adjuster without a …

North Carolina Couple Arrested for Alleged Insurance Fraud

A North Carolina couple were arrested for suspected insurance fraud, according to an announcement by Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that on March 14, 2014, Cesar Rene Ocampo and Darlyn Zavala-Cruz Ocampo, provided false and misleading …

Georgia Couple Arrested for Insurance Fraud, COI Forgery

A Gwinnett County insurance agent and her husband were arrested on multiple counts of insurance fraud, according to an announcement by Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. Insurance agent Cynthia Dunn faces charges of one count of insurance fraud, one count …