workers’ compensation fraud News

Fraud News: Father and Son Building Scam, $1M Workers’ Comp Payroll Scheme

Iowa Father and Son Sentenced in Insurance Fraud Case Two Iowa men were sentenced to two years of supervised probation after pleading guilty in Delaware County District Court recently to the charge of Fraudulent Practices in the Third Degree, an …

Fraud News: Maryland Stats, Cop’s Workers’ Comp Scam, Fake Rear End Crash

Maryland Reports 77 Charged With Insurance Fraud in 2017, $466,000 in Fines and Penalties The Maryland Insurance Administration continues to partner with federal, state and local government agencies, insurance carriers and producers to investigate and prosecute individuals and businesses for …

Fraud News: Arson, False Claim Scams, Workers’ Comp Scheme Busted

South Dakota Woman Sentenced for Role in Bar Arson Case A Pollock, S.D., woman has been sentenced to serve two months behind bars for her role in a conspiracy to burn down a Herreid business. Authorities say 21-year-old Cheyenne Wolski …

Ex-California Hospital Owner Sentenced for $600M Workers’ Comp Fraud

The former owner of Pacific Hospital in Long Beach was sentenced to federal prison on Friday for running a $600 million workers’ compensation fraud scheme. Michael Drobot, 73, was sentenced Friday to 63 months in prison and fined $500,000. Earlier …

Fraud News: Counterfeit Airbags, Workers’ Comp Premium Scheme

Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Counterfeit Airbag Scheme A southwestern Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to a scheme to sell counterfeit automotive airbags and components online. This guilty plea resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and …

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 …