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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 …

Manager for Insulation Contractor Pleads Guilty in Bid-Rigging Scheme

A branch manager for an insulation contractor pleaded guilty Monday for his role in schemes to rig bids and engage in fraud on insulation installation contracts, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Connecticut announced. Gary DeVoe of Bethlehem, Connecticut entered a …

Philadelphia Woman Accused of Identify Theft, ‘Box Stuffing Scheme’

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office announced that criminal charges have been filed against a Philadelphia woman for organizing an identity and retail theft scheme valued at more than $100,000 that stole from stores across Southeast Pennsylvania. Myra Reddy, 54, was …

Busy Week Brings 3 Guilty Pleas, 2 Arrests for Insurance Fraud

Three Washington state residents pleaded guilty to charges after investigations by state fraud investigators last week, while two other people were charged with filing false claims. Stephanie Pepper Snider, 42, of Renton, pleaded guilty in King County Superior Court to …

Four New Jersey Men Arrested in Alleged Adjuster Scam

TRENTON, New Jersey – Four Mercer County men and six of their associated businesses were charged Wednesday with first-degree conspiracy and money laundering in connection with a bank scheme involving the deposit of nearly $1.4 million in phony or forged …

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 …