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Scams Include Fake Flood Damage, Phantom Car Wrecks and Post-Dated Claims

A lawyer who faked flood damage, a bodyshop owner who reported accidents that never happened and motorists who filed claims for crashes that occurred before they bought auto insurance policies were among the people who were arrested or convicted for …

Contractor Charged with Fraud, Accused of Lowballing Payroll

The owner of a Revere, Mass.-based contracting company has been indicted in connection with a workers’ compensation insurance fraud scheme, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Anner Valentin Amaya of Revere, Mass., was indicted by a Suffolk County Grand …

Mother and Foster Daughter Accused of Scamming AFLAC for $400K

Two Washington state woman are accused of scamming more than $400,000 from AFLAC by filing multiple fraudulent claims from 2012 to 2015, according to Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s office. Darcy Nicole Brioso and Delta Lynn Jackson were charged in Clark …

Volunteer Fire Chief Admits Filing False Claims for Damaged Equipment

A volunteer fire chief in North Carolina was ordered to repay $23,000 that he took form insurance carriers after filing fraudulent claims for fire department equipment, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey’s office said. Kenan Wayne Kearney of Four Oaks, pleaded guilty …

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 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 …

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. …

New York’s 9 Worst Insurance Fraudsters of 2018

A medical ring steals $279 million in false whiplash claims. A man burns down his house for insurance because the place had code violations. A woman hires a hitman to murder her own mother for $30,000 of life-insurance money. They’re …

Claims Journal’s Top 10 Contributed Articles of 2018

An emphasis on current laws and focus on insurtech were some of the highlights of Claims Journal’s top read contributed articles of 2018. Slower Traffic Keep Right: A Summary of State ‘Keep Right’ Traffic Laws by Gary L. Wickert, Matthiesen, …

Coalition Against Insurance Fraud: Top 9 Insurance Scammers Of 2018

The holiday season rang in with the year’s 9 most-brazen insurance-fraud grinches taking short sleigh rides for long prison terms after foisting outsized and elf-delusional insurance thefts. America’s extreme insurance schemers were inducted into the Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame …