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Families Defrauded by Unregulated Service Dog Trainers

About the photo: This photo shows Mark Mathis, owner of Ry-Con Service Dogs, during a training session with Ella Peluso and her service dog, Puzzle 2. It was taken May 23, 2018, at Ry-Con’s former facilities in Raleigh, N.C. APEX, …

Corruption Claims, Mailbox Send Hawaii Power Couple to Trial

He was Honolulu’s Rolex-wearing police chief, an avid surfer who chatted with beat cops in Pidgin, Hawaii’s creole language. She was his deputy city prosecutor wife, who drove a Maserati and led an elite unit targeting career criminals while showering …

Allstate, State Farm Sue Medical Providers for Fraudulent Billing

Two insurance carriers filed separate lawsuits last week against medical doctors and their pain-management clinics, accusing them of submitting bills for unnecessary medical procedures performed on vehicle-accident victims. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co. filed suit in the U.S. District …

Claims Examiner’s Scam Allegedly Cost California Health Care Provider $7 Million

A former senior claims examiner for the Kaiser Permanente health plan in California was booked into jail last week on a mail fraud charge stemming from $7 million in invoices that he approved from five private investigation firms. Federal prosecutors …

Fraudster Admits Scamming $100M from Facebook and Google

A Lithuanian man admitted he helped trick Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google into sending more than $100 million through a phishing scheme. Evaldas Rimasauskas, 50, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud before U.S. District Judge George Daniels …

Equine Insurance Agency Owner Sentenced for $1.3M Fraud

The owner of a Rhode Island insurance agency that specialized in insuring horses was sentenced Monday to 36 months in federal prison for operating various schemes to defraud customers, insurance companies, and finance companies of approximately $1.3 million, the U.S. …

Woman Convicted of Fraud for Misrepresenting Date of Accident

An Iowa woman who filed a claim for damage that occurred after she purchased an auto insurance policy was convicted last week for felony insurance fraud, according to the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. Jennifer Lea Fuentes, 43, was arrested …

Fraud News: Fake Fall, Arson, Payroll Misrepresentation

New Jersey Man Fakes Fall for Insurance Money Police have arrested a New Jersey man who they say faked a slip and fall at a business to get insurance money. Prosecutors say the 57-year-old Randolph man was subcontracted to work …

CAIF Files Amicus Brief in Keodalah Case

Fraud fighting could be seriously compromised if a state court ruling allowing bad faith suits against insurer employees is allowed to stand, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud warns Washington state’s highest court. The court ruling will cause a chilling effect. …

Fraud News: Fake Flash Flood Claim, Fraudulent Chiropractor Exams, Payroll Scam

Almedina Suljic of Johnston, Iowa, was charged with one count of Insurance Fraud – Presenting False Information (Class D Felony) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. The charges against Suljic stem from an investigation that began …