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Fraud News: Accident Schemes on Both Coasts, Agent’s Workers’ Comp Scam

California Body Shop Owner, 17 Others, Charged With Felony Insurance Fraud The owner of a San Jose, Calif., body shop, his wife, and sixteen others have been charged with an insurance fraud scam during which they staged 15 car accidents …

Fraud News Around the Nation

Florida Governor Suspends Mayor After Insurance Fraud Charge Gov. Rick Scott has suspended from office the mayor of the central Florida city of Tavares after he was charged with insurance fraud. Scott issued the executive order on Thursday, one day …

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 …

Texas Staged Accident Scam Leads to 9 Years Prison, $5M Restitution Award

A Dallas-area man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for running a staged traffic accident insurance scam since 2005. Leroy Nelson of DeSoto must also repay nearly $5 million as part of sentencing announced Tuesday. The 61-year-old …

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 …

Sentencing Update in California False Glass Claim Ring

Six suspects arrested as part of a glass harvesting ring pleaded no contest to felony charges of insurance fraud and personal identification theft on Tuesday. Felisha Blackmon, Aaron Bonner, Darryl Cartwright, Bonita Clayborn, David Ludd, and Atlakea Scott all pleaded …

Virginia State Police Report Slight Uptick in 2013 Fraud Reporting

The Virginia State Police Insurance Fraud Program just released their 2013 Annual Report, which shows the number of notifications received for the crime of insurance fraud slightly increased, and the arrests for insurance fraud and other related crimes, such as …

Guilty Plea for Texas Man Involved in $5M Staged Accidents Scam

A Dallas-area man has pleaded guilty to fraud in a $5 million staged traffic accident scheme since 2005. Prosecutors in Dallas say 61-year-old Leroy Nelson of DeSoto pleaded guilty to mail fraud and to engaging in illegal monetary transactions. Nelson …

Washington Insurance Commissioner Combats $250K in Insurance Fraud in 2013

In 2013 the Washington Insurance Commissioner’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) sent 11 insurance fraud cases to the court system that resulted in 32 felony charges and prevented more than $237,000 in immediate loss in 11, according to Mike Kreidler’s office. …

33 More Charged in Florida Staged Auto Accident Probe

Authorities in South Florida say 33 more people have been charged in a three-year crackdown on staged auto accidents used to defraud insurance companies out of millions of dollars. Miami U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer said Thursday those charged included doctors, …