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2022 Top Stories Include Busy Lawyers, Crooked Doctors and Shifty Adjusters

News articles about public adjusters suspected of gaming the system and professionals accused of outright fraud were among the top stories for Claims Journal readers in 2022. Readers also showed keen interest in repair shop practices that drive up the …

NY Jury Convicts Lawyer, Doctor in $31M Trip-and-Fall Scheme

A New York attorney and surgeon were convicted by a Manhattan jury of six counts of fraud for participation in an illegal scheme that included false insurance claims and unnecessary surgeries for alleged injuries from staged trips and falls, a …

Investigators Say Car was Buried in Insurance Fraud Scheme

ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) — A car was buried in the backyard of a Northern California mansion 30 years ago as part of a scheme to commit insurance fraud, authorities said Thursday. The convertible Mercedes was discovered last month by landscapers …

Alabama Congressional Aide Indicted on Insurance Fraud Charges

A congressional aide in Alabama has been indicted on insurance fraud charges and was placed on leave from her job. Alabama news outlets reported that Sherry McCormick, an aide to U.S. Rep. Barry Moore, R-Enterprise, turned herself in to the …

New York AG Sues Trump, Insurance Fraud One of Many Allegations

New York’s attorney general sued former President Donald Trump and his company for fraud on Wednesday, alleging they padded his net worth by billions of dollars by lying about the value of prized assets including golf courses, hotels and his …

Penn. Collision Center Owner Allegedly Submitted $426K in Falsified Insurance Claims

The owner of a Pennsylvania collision repair shop submitted nearly 300 false insurance claims over several years to four insurance companies, pocketing more than $426,000 in payouts, according to the Bucks Country District Attorney’s Office. John Paul Reis, 56, of …

Reality Show Star Found Guilty in Nephew’s Shooting Death

A federal jury on Friday convicted a former star of the St. Louis-based reality TV show “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” of arranging the shooting death of his nephew. The jury deliberated about 17 hours over three days before reaching its …

State Farm Lawsuit Accuses N.J. Medical Providers of $2.6M Fraud Scheme

Insurer State Farm is fighting what it says is a fraudulent medical scheme that has been exploiting New Jersey’s personal injury protection (PIP) benefits law since 2014. The insurer is seeking to recover $2.6 million in what it claims are …

Claims Fraud: Insurance Agent, Public Adjuster, Auto Repair Shop Owner

Insurance Agent Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement The chief executive officer of a Taunton, Massachusetts insurance agency pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges in a scheme that stole $295,278 from local businesses, state Attorney General Maura Healey’s office said Friday. David G. …

Phoenix Cops Find 1,200 Catalytic Converters as Thefts Soar

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man is facing multiple theft charges after detectives found more than 1,200 catalytic converters packed into a storage unit, a case that highlights a national surge in thefts of the pricy auto parts that play …