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Washington Fraud: Plumber’s Work Comp Scam, Woman’s Bogus Theft Claims

Wash. Plumber’s Workers’ Comp Scam Nets Him 45 Days in Detention An Auburn, Wash., plumber who lied about working while he was receiving disability payments has been sentenced to serve 45 days in detention. Bobby Eugene Stepp, 66, claimed he …

Jury Finds Minnesota Man Guilty for Role in Multi-Million Dollar Insurance Fraud Scam

A Minneapolis, Minn. man was convicted for his role in a multi-million dollar insurance fraud scheme. Yahye Mohamed Herrow was convicted of conspiracy and mail fraud following a three day trial. “Minnesota’s no-fault car insurance system is designed to get …

Pennsylvania Court Awards Summary Judgment to Insurer Accused of Bad Faith

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania awarded summary judgment to an insurer accused of bad faith after denying a man’s claim for losses exceeding $1 million when a fire destroyed his home. The …

Fraud News: Arson, Car Jacking Fib and Staged Crash Scam

Connecticut Pizza Shop Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud Stemming From Fire The owner of a Connecticut pizza parlor has pleaded guilty to a fraud charge for setting fire to his own business and then collecting insurance money. Federal prosecutors say …

Florida’s Top 10 Most Wanted Insurance Fraudsters

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis has released a top 10 list of most wanted insurance fraud criminals and called on local communities to help find the individuals. According to a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services, each …

Fraud News: Arson, Auto Fraud Ring Sentencing, False Billing Scam

Iowa Woman Sentenced to Prison for Insurance Fraud A Camanche, Iowa, woman has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for carrying out insurance fraud involving a fire that destroyed her boyfriend’s vacant house. Federal prosecutors for Iowa say …

Florida Lawyer Gets Prison for Role in $23M PIP Fraud Scheme

A Florida man has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for his role in a $23 million auto insurance fraud involving chiropractors’ clinics. The SunSentinel reports 55-year-old Jason Dalley wept in court Monday as a judge sentenced …

NFL Wants Fraud Investigator Appointed in Concussion Settlement

The NFL accused some lawyers representing players in the $1 billion concussion settlement of fraud and wants a special investigator appointed. Plaintiffs’ lawyers contend the league is not awarding settlement funds fast enough. So far, $227 million in claims have …

Workers’ Comp Fraud News: Payroll Scam, False Claim, Collecting Deceased’s Benefits

Texas Landscape Company Convicted of Workers’ Comp Fraud A Pflugerville, Texas, landscape company pleaded guilty March 21 to misrepresenting its payroll so it could pay less for workers’ compensation coverage. Jammers Groundscapes entered the plea in a Travis County District …

Former N.J. Chiropractor Gets Prison, Owes $3.5M for Medical Fraud Ring Role

A New Jersey chiropractor whose license was revoked more than 15 years ago is now headed to prison for his role in a medical fraud ring that stole nearly $4 million from insurance companies. Authorities say Philip Potacco used a …