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Fraud News: Stolen Autos Scam, Medical Supply Fraud, Staged Crash Arrests

LoJack Signal on Reported Stolen Car Reveals Organized Insurance Fraud Ring Detectives from the California Department of Insurance, arrested four people early this morning for allegedly ripping off four auto insurers for more than $34,000 by filing fraudulent insurance claims. …

Feds: Doc Who Reviewed Thousands of Medical, Workers’ Comp Appeals is a Fraud

For years, Spyros Panos seemed like a successful orthopedic surgeon, seeing dozens of patients a day and bringing in millions of dollars in fees for his suburban New York medical group. In fact, he was inflating charges and billing for …

Allstate Files $2M Fraud Lawsuit Against No-Fault Healthcare Firms, Owners

Allstate announced it filed a lawsuit to recover more than $2 million in damages against thirteen professional corporations, including All County Diagnostic Chiropractic Services, P.C., Alliance Spine Associates, L.L.C., Haar Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, P.C., Horizon Anesthesia Group, P.C., Main …

Prosecutors Say Reputed Mob Boss Orchestrated Insurance Fraud

A reputed Philadelphia mob boss who reinvented himself as a restaurateur relapsed into a life of crime by orchestrating a healthcare fraud that made a fortune for an East Coast crime syndicate, a prosecutor said Tuesday in opening arguments at …

Texas Doctor Accused in Overdose Deaths of at Least 7 Chronic Pain Patients

A Texas doctor wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people over a four-year period, according to a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday. Howard Gregg Diamond, 56, was arrested Tuesday on charges …

As Medical Provider Fraud Evolves so Should the Investigation

Healthcare fraud related financial losses amount to tens of billions of dollars each year, according to the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association. As medical claims fraud in the property/casualty sector has evolved so too has the process to uncover it, …

Property Casualty Medical Fraud, Waste Rampant

Fraud continues to be problem for the insurance industry and medical fraud, in particular, is growing according to Andy Tolsma, solutions manager for the P&C Medical Fraud payments accuracy division for Verisk Health. Industrywide 10 percent of all P&C have …

California Orthopedic Doctor Charged in $150M Insurance Fraud Scam

An orthopedic surgeon was charged as the ringleader in one of the state’s biggest health fraud schemes, which included unnecessary operations by an untrained assistant that scarred patients forever, according to indictments unsealed Tuesday. Dr. Munir Uwaydah and 14 associates, …

North Texas Doctor Receives 12 Year Sentence for Healthcare Fraud

A North Texas chiropractor has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for billing healthcare providers for services that were never rendered. Dr. Abbas Zahedi of Carrollton was sentenced Monday in federal court and ordered to pay $2.4 …