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Fraud News: FEMA and Disaster Aid Fraud, Staged Crashes, Mobile Home Arson

Woman Accused of Stealing IDs to Get $150K in FEMA Money A Louisiana woman is accused of using stolen IDs to apply for $150,000 in disaster unemployment assistance after the August 2016 floods in Louisiana. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in …

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, …

Bill Could Cut Michigan Auto PIP Premiums by 20%

Michigan drivers would no longer be required to buy unlimited medical insurance to cover serious crash injuries under bipartisan legislation high-ranking supporters proposed Tuesday aimed at reducing the country’s highest auto premiums by at least 20 percent. The bill backed …

Fraud News: Fake Property Claim, Staged Crashes and Workers’ Comp Fraud

Mississippi Woman Arrested for Insurance Fraud A woman has been arrested for allegedly trying to defraud an insurance company by claiming her property was destroyed in a fire at her home in Mississippi. Attorney General Jim Hood, in a news …

New York Couple Charged With $750,000 Hurricane Sandy Relief Fraud

A Staten Island, N.Y., couple was charged with making false statements to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in connection with their obtaining more than $750,000 in disaster relief …

3 Separate Auto Fraud Scams Across the Country

Colorado Cop Arrested for Alleged Fraudulent Insurance Claims A Colorado police officer indicted by a state grand jury was arrested on multiple felony counts for allegedly lying about his home and car being burglarized and collecting nearly $60,000 in fraudulent …

Public Adjuster Charged With Insurance Fraud, Serves As Warning During Hurricane

As a potentially devastating category 3 hurricane nears the coast of Texas, another public insurance adjuster has been charged with insurance fraud. Elvira Chandler was charged by a Travis County, Texas, grand jury this week with filing fraudulent insurance claims …

Stakeholders Examine Insurance Fraud Issues During Federal Hearing

A recent federal hearing on insurance fraud exploring the necessity of a federal fraud fighting program, highlighted how stakeholders work to address and fight the multi-billion dollar industry. The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, held …

New York State Worker Who Claimed Workers’ Comp Caught Kayaking

New York authorities say a state psychiatric center employee who received nearly $3,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for work-related injury claims was caught kayaking in Puerto Rico. The Inspector General’s Office says the 30-year-old man applied for benefits in 2016, …

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 …