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Ex-Major League Baseball Player Ted Lilly Accused of Insurance Fraud

Former Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud, according to a newspaper report. The charges stem from allegedly false insurance claims filed last year connected to Lilly’s damaged recreational …

Arson Trial Begins for Omaha Man Accused of Trying to Collect $4M Policy

A federal trial has begun for an Omaha businessman accused of paying someone to set fire to his manufacturing plant near Fort Calhoun in eastern Nebraska. Prosecutors say 52-year-old Thomas Schropp was in financial trouble and hoped to gain around …

Minnesota Woman Charged in $2M Fake Death Insurance Scam

A woman is accused of defrauding an insurance company of $2 million in her ex-husband’s staged death and her son is accused of helping cover up the scheme. Irina Vorotinov, 47, is charged with one count of mail fraud and …

New Jersey Insurance Adjuster Gets Prison for Role in Fraud Scheme

The owner of an insurance adjusting company is headed to federal prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and several insurers out of at least $900,000. Federal prosecutors say 55-year-old Robert Napolitano, of …

Prosecutor of the Year Award Goes to Colorado Duo who Cracked Fraud Scam

A serial insurance thief faked injuries from minor crashes she set up to steal more than $275,000 worth of insurance money until two Colorado state prosecutors derailed her nearly 20-year crime spree with a fraud conviction. Their hard-fought jury conviction, …

North Texas Doctor Receives 12 Year Sentence for Healthcare Fraud

A North Texas chiropractor has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for billing healthcare providers for services that were never rendered. Dr. Abbas Zahedi of Carrollton was sentenced Monday in federal court and ordered to pay $2.4 …

Former California Highway Patrol Deputy Convicted of Insurance Fraud

A former California Highway Patrol officer has been convicted in a case involving workers’ compensation insurance fraud. A Sacramento County jury on Thursday convicted Tony Yao on felony charges of failure to disclose a prior motor vehicle accident and resulting …

California ‘Bridezilla’ Charged With Insurance Fraud

A woman who once appeared on the reality show “Bridezillas” has been charged with insurance fraud in Los Angeles County. The California Department of Insurance said in a statement Wednesday that 55-year-old Anita Maxwell has been charged with 14 felony …

North Carolina Contractor Arrested for Allegedly Falsifying Insurance Certificates

A North Carolina man was arrested and charged with one count of obtaining property by false pretense, according to a announcement by Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that on Aug. 27, 2014, Ronni Chris Carpenter …

Illinois Landlord Convicted in 2010 Apartment Fire Deaths

A suburban Chicago, Ill., landlord was found guilty Monday in the deaths of seven people for a Valentine’s Day 2010 apartment building fire that prosecutors said was set for insurance money. Lawrence Myers, 64, was found guilty of seven counts …