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Fraud News: Contents Fraud, Staged Auto Crash Busted; New Workforce Safety App

Louisiana Woman’s Contents Valued at $1000 in Bankruptcy and $100,000 After Fire Loss A Monroe, La., woman pleaded guilty to mail fraud in a scheme where she lied on U.S. Bankruptcy Court filings and insurance documents, according to United States …

Fraud News Around the Nation

Massachusetts Police Sergeant Gets Jail Term in Insurance Fraud Scheme Massachusetts police sergeant has been sentenced to serve half a year in a county jail after he was convicted of lying about an on-duty accident and accepting insurance money for …

Florida Residents Arrested for PIP Fraud

Three Jacksonville, Fla., residents were arrested for personal injury protection (PIP) fraud, according to an announcement by Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. Yolanda Vargas, Christian Vargas and Willdelyn Rodriguez are each charged with one count of committing a staged motor …

First Conviction of Staged Motor Vehicle Accident in Florida County

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the conviction of Alain Guevara, 29, of Lehigh Acres for staging a motor vehicle accident. Guevera pleaded guilty this week at the beginning of a jury trial scheduled in the 20th Judicial Circuit …

New York Man Gets Prison for Staged Crash

A federal judge has sentenced a 55-year-old Utica, N.Y., man to nearly two years and prison and ordered him to help pay $1.4 million in restitution for his role in staging vehicle crashes for insurance money. Judge Norman Mordue has …

Virginia SIU Investigator Wins Award for Work on Staged Accident Case

A staged accident investigation in Roanoke, Va., led to an award for a Nationwide Insurance special investigator. Suzy Clingman-Taylor was named Investigator of the Year by the Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (VA IASIU) last …

Massachusetts Insurance Fraud Crackdown Saves Millions

A crackdown on auto insurance fraud in Lawrence, Mass., prompted by the death 10 years ago of a great-grandmother in a staged accident has saved the city’s motorists $68 million in premiums, and hundreds of millions more across the state, …

NICB Says Staged Accidents Targeting Big Rigs Could Turn Deadly

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) warned drivers in the Las Vegas area to be on the lookout for criminals targeting trucks in a deliberate attempt to cause an accident for the purpose of collecting insurance money. As many as …

Upstate New York Woman Sentenced for Crash Fraud Scheme

Authorities announced this week that a Utica, N.Y., woman has been sentenced for her role in an insurance and health care fraud scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York said Cynthia Morgan was sentenced by …

2 Accused of Staging Indiana Crash Face Felony Charges

Felony insurance fraud charges have been filed against two people accused of staging a traffic accident in eastern Indiana that led to two women being flown by helicopter to hospitals. Katie Rene Johnson, 19, of Hartford City, and Matthew L. …