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Fraud News: Fake Oil Spill Claim, Policy Purchased After Damage, Mail Fraud

Man Gets 3 Years for Filing False Oil Spill Claims Federal authorities say a man charged with filing fraudulent claims in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster has been sentenced to just over three years in prison. A recent …

Jersey Insurance Adjuster Pleads Guilty in Fraud Scheme

The owner of an insurance adjusting firm has pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges stemming from a scheme to defraud the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and several insurers. Federal prosecutors say 54-year-old Robert Napolitano, of Clifton, entered his plea Monday. …

Iowa Insurance Agent Pleads Guilty to Crafting Bogus Policies

An insurance agent in northeast Iowa accused of creating fake life insurance policies to make more money has pleaded guilty to mail fraud. U.S. Attorney Kevin W. Techau says in a press release that 46-year-old Melissa Williams, of Dike, is …

Mississippi Woman to Repay $17,000 for Oil Spill Fraud Claims

A 32-year-old Gulfport, Miss., woman has been ordered confined at home and must repay $17,000 in an oil-spill fraud case. Sheila Wilbanks, spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s Southern District office, tells The Sun Herald Kimberly Marie Isabell was a Gulfport …

Idaho Inmate Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Mail Fraud

An Idaho inmate has been ordered to serve 33 months in prison and repay more than $59,000 collected by purporting to be a claimant in class-action lawsuits and bankruptcy settlements across the country. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also …

2 Eastern Idaho Brokers Sentenced in Mail Fraud Case

A father and son who operated a Rexburg, Idaho, insurance brokerage have each been ordered to spend four months in prison and together pay $1.6 million in restitution for their role in a federal mail fraud case. On Tuesday, U.S. …

Ex-Insurance Agent Indicted on Mail Fraud Counts

A former Marshalltown, Iowa, insurance agent has been indicted on federal mail fraud charges after being accused of defrauding customers for nearly a decade. The Marshalltown Times-Republican reports that 65-year-old William Arthur Thiede was charged with five counts of mail …

Prison Guard Catches Idaho Inmate’s Alleged Mail Fraud

It’s clear that Mark Brown is a smart guy, maybe even borderline brilliant. But what’s astounding is the way prosecutors say he apparently pulled off a major, years long financial fraud, taking in big corporations, courts and attorneys across the …

Woman Sentenced to 171/2 Years for Southern Illinois Fraud

A southern Illinois insurance agent and securities broker was sentenced to 171/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to an investment scheme that prosecutors said swindled roughly $6 million from dozens of mostly elderly clients. Victoria McGee-Harris, 59, of St. …

Nebraska Claims Examiner Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

An Omaha man has pleaded guilty to mail fraud while he was working as a claims examiner for an insurance company. The U.S. attorney’s office says Monday that William Bouda faces up to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced …