auto insurance fraud News

Fraud News: Arson, Car Jacking Fib and Staged Crash Scam

Connecticut Pizza Shop Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud Stemming From Fire The owner of a Connecticut pizza parlor has pleaded guilty to a fraud charge for setting fire to his own business and then collecting insurance money. Federal prosecutors say …

Florida Lawyer Gets Prison for Role in $23M PIP Fraud Scheme

A Florida man has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for his role in a $23 million auto insurance fraud involving chiropractors’ clinics. The SunSentinel reports 55-year-old Jason Dalley wept in court Monday as a judge sentenced …

Staged Auto Crashes an Increasing Problem in South Carolina

Officials in South Carolina say a rising number of staged automobile crashes are becoming a problem in the state. The Post and Courier of Charleston cited authorities who said faked crashes were part of a scam that resulted in charges …

Fraud News: Lapsed Policy Scam, Faked Attack for Workers’ Comp, Arson

Idaho Man Sentenced for Insurance Fraud Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced an Ada County man was sentenced Friday, February 16, for one count of Insurance Fraud. Fourth District Judge Peter Barton sentenced 33-year-old Edward J. Castagno, of Boise, after …

Fraud News: Maryland Stats, Cop’s Workers’ Comp Scam, Fake Rear End Crash

Maryland Reports 77 Charged With Insurance Fraud in 2017, $466,000 in Fines and Penalties The Maryland Insurance Administration continues to partner with federal, state and local government agencies, insurance carriers and producers to investigate and prosecute individuals and businesses for …

‘Cocaine Cowboys’ Smuggler Convicted in Auto Fraud Case

A pilot who once smuggled tons of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” era in the 1980s was convicted Wednesday of playing a key role in an auto fraud ring that stole at least 150 cars using a …

California Auto Shop Owner Gets Prison for Staged Crashes, Fraud Sales

A Southern California auto body shop owner was sentenced yesterday to six years in state prison for involvement in the scheme where he filed over 35 fraudulent claims, manipulated used car odometers and vehicle titles to make the vehicles appear …

Prison for Man Accused of Bilking Insurers Out of $600,000 in Staged Crash Scam

A Haitian man who federal prosecutors say was the ringleader of an auto insurance scam involving as many as 50 staged car crashes was sentenced Monday to four years in prison and ordered to pay $207,000 in restitution. Mackenzy Noze, …

Fraud News: Auto Fraud Rings Busted, Fake Boat Insurance Claim Uncovered

Georgia DOI Busts 26 Suspects in Auto Fraud Ring Arrest warrants were issued this week in connection with an automobile insurance fraud ring centered in the Columbus, Georgia area, according to an announcement by Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. The fraud …

Fraud News: Fake Auto Claims, Arson and Allstate Files RICO Suit

Mother and Son Sentenced for California Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme Henrietta Silva and her son, Peter, were sentenced recently in the San Diego Superior Court after submitting multiple fraudulent auto insurance claims. Henrietta was sentenced to serve 270 days in …