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Report of Possible Workers’ Comp Fraud Uncovers $8.5M Payroll Fraud Scheme

A California business owner who reportedly questioned the nature and extent of a worker’s injury, was charged with fraud for allegedly underreporting payroll to their workers’ compensation insurance company by $2 million, and for failing to report $6.5 million in …

NICB Pushes Legislation on Cargo Theft, Aggressive Contractors

Assignment of benefits, aggressive contractors and cargo theft were the primary focus of legislation in a number of states this year, according to Alan Haskins, director of government affairs for the National Insurance Crime Bureau. In a podcast interview with …

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Veteran Vegas K-9 Police Officer Denies Fraud, Arson Allegations A veteran Las Vegas police K-9 officer is denying that he burned his recreational vehicle trailer in January for insurance money. Defense attorney Andrew Leavitt said Wednesday that Jeff Lynn Harper, …

Tips on Investigating Contents Claims Fraud

Recognizing the difference between hard and soft fraud can aid in investigating fraudulent contents claims, according to two Property & Liability Resource Bureau national conference panelists who spoke recently on the subject. Both Florida-based experts, Greg Nelson with UPC Insurance …

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Former New Jersey Chiropractor Accused of Role in Medical Fraud Ring State authorities say a New Jersey chiropractor whose license was revoked more than a decade ago played a role in a medical fraud ring that allegedly stole nearly $4 …

Ship Owner Arrested Outside London Court in Insurance Fraud Case

A Greek ship owner was arrested by London police as he left court after testifying in a $77 million lawsuit against the insurers of a ship that was allegedly damaged by pirates off the coast of Yemen. Police officers told …

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Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty in $1.5M Insurance Settlement Theft From Disabled Sister A Lafayette, La., man is facing a possible 20-year prison sentence for stealing about $1.5 million from an insurance settlement received by his sister. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley …

Man Gets 2 Life Sentences in Deadly Indianapolis House Blast

A judge sentenced an Indianapolis man to more than two life sentences in prison on Friday for his role in a 2012 house explosion that killed two people and destroyed or damaged dozens of homes. Bob Leonard was convicted last …

French Train Hero’s Father Charged in California Arson Fraud Scheme

Three people including the father of French train hero Spencer Stone have been indicted in a scheme to set fire to commercial buildings in Sacramento, Calif., in order to collect insurance money. The indictment unsealed Friday says that Jamal Shehadeh, …

New York Inspector General Named ‘Fraud Fighter of the Year’

Cited for an aggressive campaign to counter workers-compensation scams throughout the state, New York Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott was honored with the “Fraud Fighter of the Year” award by the New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud, an alliance of …