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Another Kentucky Farmer Admits Crop Insurance Fraud

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Another Central Kentucky farmer has pleaded guilty in a crop insurance fraud scheme that a federal prosecutor has called “pervasive and severe” in that region. Daniel Arvin pleaded guilty on Dec. 19 in federal court in Lexington …

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 …

Teen Responsible for Massive Fire in Oregon Owes Nearly $37M in Restitution

A teenager who started a huge wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon will owe restitution for a t least a decade. Eleven requests for restitution totaling almost $37 million have been submitted to a court. That covers …

Fraud News: Staged Car Crash Scam and High Tech Auto Theft Ring Busted

13 Arrests in Louisiana Fake Crash Scheme Louisiana State Police say 13 people have been arrested in connection with an insurance fraud scheme involving staged automobile crashes. A news release says Thursday’s arrests followed an investigation that began with complaints …

Unraveling an Oregon Auto Fraud Case

Kristin Ellenson loves everything about her 2012 Cadillac SRX, from the satiny silver paint job and sporty styling to the leather upholstery and wood-trimmed interior. “The heated steering wheel,” she confides, “is awesome!” She and her husband, Jim, bought the …

Fraud News Around the Nation

Former Postal Worker Faces 5 Year Prison Term for Working as a Personal Trainer While Receiving Workers’ Comp Less than one week before her trial was scheduled to begin in federal court in Dallas, a Grand Prairie, Texas, woman, Andria …

Guilty of Embezzlement, Ex-QBE Exec Sentenced to Year and a Half in Prison

A former executive of QBE Insurance Group was sentenced on Thursday to 1-1/2 years in prison for conspiring to embezzle $2.6 million from the insurance company, some of which he used to buy a house and luxury vehicles. James Shea, …

Former Washington Restaurant Owner Ordered to Repay $56,000 for Workers’ Comp Scam

A Spanaway, Washington, woman who admitted stealing injured-worker benefits while operating a BBQ eatery must pay back Washington state more than $56,000. Susan Kathleen Ruiz, former owner of Roadside BBQ, pleaded guilty recently to felony first-degree theft, stemming from a …

Colorado Movie Theater Shooter Ordered to Pay Nearly $1M in Restitution

A judge Friday ordered Colorado theater shooter James Holmes to pay about $955,000 in restitution to the victims of his 2012 movie theater shooting – money the imprisoned mass killer likely will never pay. District Court Judge Carlos A. Samour, …

Major Medical Chain Pleads Guilty, Repays Texas Mutual $6.5 Million

Nova Healthcare Management, headquartered in Houston, Texas, entered a plea of guilty to felony workers’ compensation fraud related charges, according to an announcement by Texas Mutual Insurance Company and the Travis County District Attorney. According to the court documents, Texas …