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Staged Plane Crash, False Drought Claim, Chiropractor Bribes Crash Victims

Texas Pilot Guilty in Gulf of Mexico Crash Insurance Fraud A Texas pilot who survived a 2012 Gulf of Mexico crash and used an iPad to record his time in the water acknowledges it was insurance-related fraud. Theodore Robert Wright …

Fraud News: Arson, Bogus Property Claim, Staged Crash Ring Busted

West Virginia Family Indicted in Insurance Fraud Scheme A man, his ex-wife and two sons are accused of burning down two West Virginia homes and pocketing over $550,000 in insurance claims. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports 66-year-old Windel Lester, his ex-wife, …

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 …

Fraud News: Workers’ Comp and Disaster Aid Fraud, Staged Crashes

Mississippi Woman Arrested in Worker’s Comp Fraud Case A Mississippi woman has been arrested in a worker’s compensation fraud case. Attorney General Jim Hood said Wednesday, in a news release, that 35-year-old Francine Owens is accused of giving misleading statements …

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 …