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Washington Woman Pleads Guilty to Arson in Rented House Fire

A 38-year-old Washington woman who told firefighters how she dropped her young son to safety before escaping a house fire herself has admitted setting the fire and making a false insurance claim. The News Tribune reports that Melinda Sayers pleaded …

Ex-Connecticut Cop Charged With Workers’ Comp Fraud

A former New London, Conn., police officer fired over accusations he leaked an internal police document and later rehired has resigned following his arrest on charges he fraudulently collected workers’ compensation benefits. David McElroy was charged with workers’ compensation fraud. …

South Carolina Woman Charged in Fire at Husband’s Shop

The 59-year-old wife of a Norway, S.C., businessman has been charged with making a false claim in a fire at her husband’s auto shop. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported Tuesday that Sandra Blake has been arrested and charged …

Woman Sentenced to 8 Years in Wyoming Restaurant Arson

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a woman to eight years in prison for torching a failing restaurant she owned in a Cheyenne, Wyo., hotel two years ago, an act prosecutors say endangered more than 50 people staying there. U.S. …

Alabama Jeweler to Plead Guilty in Missing Diamonds Case

The former owner of a Mountain Brook, Ala., jewelry store has agreed to plead guilty in a missing diamonds case. Court documents filed Friday show Joseph Harold Gandy of Vestavia Hills has agreed to plead guilty to money laundering and …

5 Florida Roofing Company Employees Arrested in Insurance Fraud Scam

Five NBRC Roofing Company employees were arrested for organizing a $525,000 insurance fraud scheme, according to an announcement by Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. The Tampa-based company is accused of leaving 97 homeowners in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas …

Mother and Son Convicted of Arson Insurance Scheme

A Fort Collins, Colo., mother and son have been sentenced to prison for setting their home on fire with hopes of collecting an insurance payout. The Coloradoan reports that 53-year-old Kellie Lawson-Welborne and 34-year-old Christopher Welborne pleaded guilty in July …

Arizona Woman Claimed Lost Wedding Rings in Fraud Scam

A Phoenix woman will have to repay nearly $27,000 to her insurance company after pleading guilty to falsely claiming she lost her wedding rings during an ocean swim. The Arizona Department of Insurance says 37-year-old Maria Apodaca Simmons made a …

Oklahoma Man Who Drove Truck Into Lake Charged With Insurance Fraud

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed insurance fraud charges against Brian Troutman for falsely submitting a claim for the loss of his vehicle. According to the AG’s office, a fraud unit investigation found that Troutman, 40, told the Oklahoma …

Maryland County Public Schools CFO Suspended for Insurance Fraud

The chief financial officer for the Prince George’s County public schools has been placed on administrative leave after the Maryland Insurance Administration found he had committed insurance fraud. A school system spokesman tells The Washington Post that Colby White, the …