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ICBC customers believe auto insurance fraud accepted in BC: survey
Story Link:bc.ctvnews.ca
Published:May 25th, 2018
About eight-in-10 said they believe at least some percentage of claims contain an element of fraud.BC residents tolerate people who commit insurance fraud: Survey

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Alaska Army officer charged in $400k insurance fraud
Story Link:ktuu.com
Published:May 25th, 2018
An Anchorage-based Army officer has been arrested and charged with fraud and money laundering in a nearly $400000 insurance scam.

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JBER battalion commander charged in $400K fraud scheme
Story Link:ktva.com
Published:May 24th, 2018
“DeMure spent much of the insurance payout money to pay off automobile loans, credit cards, mortgage loans, and other personal debts and expenses, including a 2016 Chevrolet Suburban and a 2016 Audi A7,” prosecutors wrote in Thursday's statement.

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Grimes man pleads guilty in insurance fraud case
Story Link:adelnews.com
Published:May 24th, 2018
A former Grimes insurance agent pleaded guilty to third degree theft, identity theft and third degree fraudulent practice in Polk County on May 23. Nicholas Menough, a former Farm Bureau Financial Services, received suspended sentences and was put on 

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Anthem Fraud Investigator Arrested in Fraud Investigation
Story Link:healthleadersmedia.com
Published:May 24th, 2018
The scam used the patients' insurance information to fraudulently billed insurers for unnecessary medical services or for services that were never provided. In exchange, the alleged scammers calculated a "credit" that patients could use to receive

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3 .S Armenians charged in $8mn worth health insurance fraud scheme
Story Link:news.am
Published:May 24th, 2018
Five people—three of whom Armenian—were indicted in the .S in a federal medical insurance fraud case that claims two San Fernando Valley clinics were used as fronts in a scheme to net $8 million in false claims, according to Los Angeles Daily News.

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Want to avoid insurance fraud? Iowa"s insurance commissioner offers tips, pl ...
Story Link:omaha.com
Published:May 24th, 2018
Iowa fraud fighters will be in Council Bluffs Wednesday to talk with Iowans about how to avoid losing their money — and to provide a free lunch. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen will head the session at the Bluffs Holiday Inn & Suites, 2202

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Georgia Business Owner Arrested for Insurance Fraud
Story Link:insurancejournal.com
Published:May 24th, 2018
A business owner in Gwinnett County, Ga., has been arrested and charged with one count of insurance fraud after presenting a fraudulent certificate of insurance coverage, according to a statement from Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens.

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Former fire captain indicted on embezzlement, insurance fraud ...
Story Link:wvnstv.com
Published:May 23rd, 2018
A former Chief of the Coal City Fire Department has been indicted on embezzlement and insurance fraud charges.Former Coal City Fire Department employee indicted on

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Parents Sue Dentist Accused Of Committing Insurance Fraud
Story Link:minnesota.cbslocal.com
Published:May 23rd, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Wisconsin dentist who recently surrendered his license to practice following patient complaints has now been sued by some of his 

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Marshall County couple plead guilty to insurance fraud
Story Link:murrayledger.com
Published:May 23rd, 2018
FRANKFORT - A Marshall County couple have plead guilty to several criminal charges in connection to an investigation conducted by the Kentucky Department of Insurance's Division of Insurance Fraud Investigation. Tim and Becky King, owners of 

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Santa Paula man pleads guilty to workers" comp fraud
Story Link:vcstar.com
Published:May 23rd, 2018
A Santa Paula man pleaded guilty Tuesday to defrauding his employer's insurance in 2016, according to the Ventura County District Attorney's Office. Jose Alvizo-Rodriguez, 46, of Santa Paula, pleaded guilty to one count of felony workers' compensation 

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San Fernando Valley health insurance fraud scheme netted $8 million, governm ...
Story Link:dailynews.com
Published:May 23rd, 2018
Five people were indicted Tuesday in a federal medical insurance fraud case that claims two San Fernando Valley clinics were used as fronts in a scheme to net $8 million in false claims, aided by inside information from a now-former Anthem Blue Cross 

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Five Arrested in Valley Health Insurance Fraud | San Fernando ...
Story Link:sfvbj.com
Published:May 22nd, 2018
Five people were arrested and charged on Tuesday with conducting a health insurance fraud scheme that involved patients at a pair of medical spas in the San 

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Marshall Co. couple plead guilty to insurance fraud
Story Link:wtvq.com
Published:May 22nd, 2018
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- A Marshall County couple have pleaded guilty to several criminal charges in connection to an investigation conducted by the 

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Williamsville doctor accused of insurance fraud
Story Link:wgrz.com
Published:May 22nd, 2018
B.FFALO, NY-- A Williamsville doctor accused of charging patients for visits while he was out of the country and overbilling insurance companies, is now on trial for heath care fraud. Dr. Sreekrishna Cheruvu used to practice in Williamsville, but now

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Woman Sentenced For .nemployment Insurance Fraud
Story Link:eaglecountryonline.com
Published:May 22nd, 2018
(Dearborn County, Ind.) – A Moores Hill woman is being ordered to serve probation and repay money after pleading guilty to unemployment insurance fraud. Wanda Disbro, 65, pleaded guilty on May 1 in Dearborn Superior Court I. The Indiana Department of 

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Fire investigator, wife arrested for insurance scam
Story Link:insurancebusinessmag.com
Published:May 22nd, 2018
A Louisiana fire investigator and his wife have been charged with insurance fraud after allegedly filing a phony claim for hail damage to a car – damage that had occurred before he owned the vehicle. David and Dana Fuller Hill were accused of filing a 

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Amherst addiction doctor goes on trial for insurance fraud
Story Link:buffalonews.com
Published:May 21st, 2018
Depending on who you believe, the case against Dr. Sreekrishna Cheruvu is about deceit and dishonesty or mistakes and complications. Did the Amherst addiction specialist really intend to cheat local insurers by charging patients for visits while he was

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Calif. chiropractor charged in $300000 comp fraud scheme
Story Link:businessinsurance.com
Published:May 21st, 2018
A Riverside, California, chiropractor was charged by the Riverside County district attorney's office Thursday with 47 felony counts related to a $300,000 insurance fraud and kickback scheme, investigators announced. Curtis Wayne Montgomery is facing

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Florida man gets 20 years for $14 million fraud
Story Link:insurancebusinessmag.com
Published:May 21st, 2018
A Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting homes on fire in an insurance scam. Jorge Fausto Espinosa Sr., who owned the public adjuster company Nationwide Adjusters, pleaded guilty to racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, 

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Contact7 alert helps you avoid insurance fraud with recurring hailstorms
Story Link:thedenverchannel.com
Published:May 19th, 2018
Editor's note: Contact7 seeks out audience tips and feedback to help people in need, resolve problems and hold the powerful accountable. If you know of a community need our call center could address, or have a story idea for our investigative team to

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Avoiding insurance fraud with recurring hailstorms
Story Link:thedenverchannel.com
Published:May 19th, 2018
With storms moving through Colorado on Friday, some people could see some extensive hail damage. Before getting the dents and damages fixed, some may 

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Man sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting homes on fire in insurance f ...
Story Link:local10.com
Published:May 18th, 2018
MIAMI - A man was sentenced to 20 years in state prison Friday for setting homes on fire in various counties in an insurance fraud scheme. Jorge Fausto Espinosa Sr., owner of the public adjuster company, Nationwide Adjusters LLC, pleaded guilty to 

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Wilmington man faces insurance fraud charge after not returning rental car
Story Link:wect.com
Published:May 17th, 2018
According to a news release from the NC Department of Insurance, Chris Edwin McCoy, 53, was arrested on April 27 in New Hanover County and charged with one felony count of attempting to obtain property by false pretenses. The New Hanover County 

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