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Fraud News: Fake Property Claim, Staged Crashes and Workers’ Comp Fraud

Mississippi Woman Arrested for Insurance Fraud A woman has been arrested for allegedly trying to defraud an insurance company by claiming her property was destroyed in a fire at her home in Mississippi. Attorney General Jim Hood, in a news …

Stakeholders Examine Insurance Fraud Issues During Federal Hearing

A recent federal hearing on insurance fraud exploring the necessity of a federal fraud fighting program, highlighted how stakeholders work to address and fight the multi-billion dollar industry. The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, held …

Fraud News: Sentencing in California $500K Auto Insurance Fraud Ring

Sentencing for 9 California Residents in $500,000 Auto Insurance Fraud Ring In one of the larger auto insurance fraud cases in the Sacramento region, Michael Charles Young, of Sacramento, the leader of a large auto insurance fraud ring was sentenced …

New York State Worker Who Claimed Workers’ Comp Caught Kayaking

New York authorities say a state psychiatric center employee who received nearly $3,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for work-related injury claims was caught kayaking in Puerto Rico. The Inspector General’s Office says the 30-year-old man applied for benefits in 2016, …

Fraud News: Accident Schemes on Both Coasts, Agent’s Workers’ Comp Scam

California Body Shop Owner, 17 Others, Charged With Felony Insurance Fraud The owner of a San Jose, Calif., body shop, his wife, and sixteen others have been charged with an insurance fraud scam during which they staged 15 car accidents …

16 Charged in Alleged Southern California Workers’ Comp Fraud Scam

Ten lawyers and six others were charged Monday in a multimillion-dollar workers’ compensation fraud scheme that authorities say targeted Latinos in California. The charges were filed after a three-year investigation into a scheme involving the illegal recruitment of more than …

Fraud News: Arson, Workers’ Comp Premium Evasion, Hurricane Isaac Scam

Washington Firm Owes $12K for Trying to Skip Out on Paying Workers’ Comp Premiums The co-owner of a Mill Creek housecleaning business has been ordered to pay the state more than $11,700 for trying to evade workers’ comp insurance bills. …

Fraud News: Bragging on the Golf Course and Driver Switch Scam

Montana Man Brags About Workers’ Comp Benefits While on the Golf Course Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced the conviction of a man charged with fraudulently collecting nearly two years’ worth of workers’ compensation benefits from the Montana State Fund. …

Widow Says South Carolina Plant Negligent in Blast, Husband’s Death

The widow of a South Carolina plastics plant worker who was killed when a pipe exploded and hot chemicals were sprayed on him has sued his employer, saying the company was negligent. In a federal wrongful death suit filed Wednesday, …

Dozens Charged in $23M California Insurance Fraud Scam

Prosecutors in California announced charges Thursday against more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and medical business owners in a multimillion dollar scheme to bilk workers compensation insurance by prescribing unnecessary treatments and tests. Tanya Moreland King, 37, and her husband …