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Texas Woman Sentenced for Workers’ Comp Fraud

A Travis County court sentenced Melody Tendayi of Austin, Texas, on workers’ compensation fraud-related charges, Texas Mutual Insurance Company reported earlier this week. The court sentenced Tendayi to five years’ deferred adjudication and 150 community service hours. It also ordered …

6 Accused of Staging Accidents in New Jersey to Collect Insurance

State authorities say six Passaic County, N.J., residents played roles in a staged automobile accident scheme that defrauded two insurance companies out of more than $78,000. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman announced the charges Monday. He said five of …

Iowa Bowling Alley Owner, Employee Charged With Arson

A northwest Iowa bar and bowling alley owner and one of her employees have been accused of setting a fire to collect insurance money. Authorities say 36-year-old Kristina Manasil owned the Budd-Z’s Sports Bar and Grill and its bowling alley …

Texas Agent Faces 10 Years in Prison for Insurance Fraud Conviction

A Fort Worth man faces ten years in federal prison following a conviction for insurance fraud, the Insurance Department of Texas reported. Caleb Deason, an insurance agent for Transamerica Life Insurance Co., was convicted on charges of wire fraud and …

Workers’ Comp Conviction for Maine Man

An Aroostook County jury has convicted a northern Maine man of theft of more than $10,000 in workers’ compensation benefits. Prosecutors said Friday that 63-year-old Stephen Tucker Sr. received more than $45,000 in benefits after injuring his hand awhile working …

Hawaii Man Found Guilty of Insurance Fraud

A jury recently found a Honolulu man, Yun Fei Tang, 46, guilty of insurance fraud and attempted theft. He is currently out on bail and awaiting sentencing in June. Tang faces up to five years imprisonment for each count and …

Jacksonville Beach Chiropractor Arrested on Charges of Insurance Fraud

Steven Rhodes, chiropractor and owner of Ocean View Health, Inc. in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., was arrested for fraudulently billing for services and allowing unlicensed staff to perform medical treatments, according to an announcement by Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. The …

Two Florida Men Arrested for Staged Boat Theft

Jorge Bellomo and Eugenio Ulowicz were arrested after an undercover operation led by the Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF), Florida Fish & Wildlife State Law Enforcement and the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department uncovered their scheme …

VFM Analysis Highlights Home Insurance Fraud Statistics

VFM Services Ltd, the latest entrant to the Canadian insurance market following the launch of its counter fraud training and conversation management initiatives in January, released the results of its Q4 2013 counter fraud index. These latest figures highlight that …

Mississippi Man Sentenced to a Year in Prison for Bogus Claim

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says a 28-year-old Pontotoc County man will serve at least a year in prison after filing an insurance claim for a nonexistent four-wheeler accident. He says in a news release that Eric Long of Randolph …