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Insurance agent"s fraud brings three-year term
Story Link:courierpostonline.com
Published:Jul 19th, 2018
TRENTON – A former Burlington County insurance salesman who stole a client's inheritance has received a three-year term in federal prison. Patrick McCullagh, 70, also was ordered to pay restitution of about $98,000, the ..S. Attorney's Office said 

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"Slip and fall insurance fraud ring" busted by GA Insurance Comm ...
Story Link:walb.com
Published:Jul 19th, 2018
Three South Georgia men were arrested by Georgia Insurance Commissioner's Office for running a staged accident ring operation.South Georgia men arrested for staging slip-and-fall accidents

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Portage man to pay back $10140 after pleading guilty to unemployment insuran ...
Story Link:nwitimes.com
Published:Jul 18th, 2018
A 34-year-old Portage resident was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay back $10,140 after pleading guilty to unemployment insurance fraud, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The agency determined that 

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Walkerton man pleads guilty to unemployment insurance fraud
Story Link:abc57.com
Published:Jul 18th, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS – A Walkerton man who pleaded guilty to unemployment insurance fraud will serve time and be forced to pay back $15,593.68 he fraudulently collected. According to State of Indiana, Phillip Endicott, 46, pleaded guilty to the charge on July

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Two women sentenced after attempting insurance fraud
Story Link:tacomaweekly.com
Published:Jul 17th, 2018
Two Washington state women were sentenced after pleading guilty to committing insurance fraud after investigations by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler's Criminal Investigations .nit (CI.). Katherine Hargarten, 67, pleaded guilty in Island County 

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Truck fire that burned man in October was insurance fraud scheme, deputies r ...
Story Link:tcpalm.com
Published:Jul 17th, 2018
INDIAN RIVER CO.NTY — A Deltona man was arrested and two others are wanted in connection with a truck fire that injured a man in October after the State Fire Marshal determined it was arson. Brian Lee Caswell, 44, of Deltona, was charged Saturday 

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CO Hail Repair Shop Is Accused of Insurance Fraud, Forgery
Story Link:autobodynews.com
Published:Jul 17th, 2018
News 5 Investigates uncovered a local hail repair tent on the southeast side of Colorado Springs that may have committed insurance fraud and forgery after signing a customer's insurance check and failing to finish the job. Vernon Jones dropped his car

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14 Charged in Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme in Miami-Dade County, Prosecutors ...
Story Link:autobodynews.com
Published:Jul 16th, 2018
A group of people are facing serious charges after authorities said they filed 45 separate insurance claims over the course of seven months for accidents that never took place and for repairs to cars that were never made. One of the alleged ringleaders

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Lewiston men pay up for unrelated insurance fraud convictions
Story Link:lmtribune.com
Published:Jul 14th, 2018
Knabe filed two claims for water damaged property to Farmers Insurance in July 2015 and tried to claim damages for the same property twice. When asked for proof, he falsified documents related to the property. A sink supply line broke and flooded Knabe

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Two Idaho Men Sentenced for Insurance Fraud
Story Link:newsradio1310.com
Published:Jul 13th, 2018
Knabe filed a claim with Farmers Insurance in July 2015, alleging property damage, repair costs and cleanup costs due to water damage in his home. When asked to provide receipts to prove the listed personal items were new and not the previously 

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Adair Co. Man Convicted Of Arson, Insurance Fraud
Story Link:lex18.com
Published:Jul 13th, 2018
BOWLING GREEN, Ky (LEX 18) The ..S. Attorney's Office Western District of Kentucky reports that a jury has convicted an Adair County man on charges of arson and insurance fraud. Evidence at the trial established that Steve Allen "Boo" Pritchard, 44, 

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Wyckoff Man Charged With Insurance Fraud
Story Link:patch.com
Published:Jul 13th, 2018
WYCKOFF, NJ — A township man was arrested and charged with insurance fraud recently, police said. Christopher J. Cioffi, 32, was arrested after a police investigation revealed that he allegedly altered an insurance certificate to show that his towing 

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Man Charged with Assuming Identity of NJ Doctor in $1M Insurance Fraud Schem ...
Story Link:insurancejournal.com
Published:Jul 13th, 2018
Yoandi Marrero, of Hialeah, Fla., and PA Clinical Center Inc., the registered company he is said to have used to front the phantom medical practice, were charged with insurance fraud and attempted second degree theft by deception, third degree theft by 

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Fraud News: Workers" Comp Scam, Staged Burglary and Carjacking
Story Link:claimsjournal.com
Published:Jul 13th, 2018
Former Honolulu Police Department Officer Travis Copeland pled guilty to two counts of insurance fraud recently. During the period of October 23, 2017 to and including March 16, 2018, Copeland attempted to obtain insurance benefits from .nited Services 

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Hail repair company accused of insurance fraud and forgery
Story Link:koaa.com
Published:Jul 13th, 2018
Vernon Jones dropped his car off at a pop-up hail dent repair tent but says the company never finished the job and forged his signature to get more than $5,000 from his insurance company. As Jones sits on his couch in his Security-Widefield home, his

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Florida man stole real NJ doctor"s ID to make $1M in fake medical claims, AG ...
Story Link:nj.com
Published:Jul 11th, 2018
According to the state Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, Marrero claimed to provide physical therapy and medical services to more than a dozen patients at the PA Clinical Center, the company he registered with a listed address on Bloomfield

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14 Charged in Miami-Dade County Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme
Story Link:fenderbender.com
Published:Jul 11th, 2018
July 11, 2018—The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office has filed charges against 14 people in connection with an auto insurance scam, reported Miami Patch. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said the scheme involved insurance 

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Attorney pleads to fiscal elder abuse, fraud scheme
Story Link:smdailyjournal.com
Published:Jul 11th, 2018
An 82-year-old attorney accused of embezzling nearly $500,000 from a 92-year-old woman and her disabled and dependent 63-year-old son over four years pleaded no contest to two counts of felony elder fiscal abuse and one count of insurance fraud 

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GEICO employees arrested over alleged insurance scam
Story Link:insurancebusinessmag.com
Published:Jul 11th, 2018
Miami authorities have arrested 14 people – including two GEICO employees – who allegedly duped the company out of $528,000 over fake accident claims. “These arrests focus on actual insurance company employees,” Miami-Dade State Attorney 

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14 charged in Miami-Dade County auto insurance fraud scheme,...
Story Link:local10.com
Published:Jul 10th, 2018
MIAMI-DADE CO.NTY, Fla. - A group of people are facing serious charges after authorities said they filed 45 separate insurance claims over the course of 

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State Attorney Details 14 Arrests In Massive Insurance Fraud Case ...
Story Link:miami.cbslocal.com
Published:Jul 10th, 2018
The jig is up for more than a dozen people who were arrested in an organized auto insurance fraud scam involving accidents that never happened.14 charged in Miami-Dade County auto insurance fraud scheme,

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14 charged in Miami-Dade County auto insurance fraud scheme, prosecutors say
Story Link:local10.com
Published:Jul 10th, 2018
MIAMI-DADE CO.NTY, Fla. - A group of people are facing serious charges after authorities said they filed 45 separate insurance claims over the course of seven months for accidents that never took place and for repairs to cars that were never made.State Attorney Details 14 Arrests In Massive Insurance Fraud Case

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Corona physician pleads not guilty in insurance fraud case; can continue pra ...
Story Link:pe.com
Published:Jul 10th, 2018
A Corona physician pleaded not guilty to charges of felony workers' compensation insurance fraud and perjury, and can continue to practice medicine while his case proceeds, court records show. Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee, 42, entered the pleas Monday in 

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One Lexus, 10 fake crashes. Rogue insurance adjusters in Miami scammed GEICO ...
Story Link:miamiherald.com
Published:Jul 10th, 2018
In all, 14 people were charged in "Investigation Vehicle Roulette" conducted by Florida's Bureau of Insurance Fraud and the State Attorney's Office. The others charged are believed to have allowed their policies to be used, or made phone calls to GEICO

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Monroe, NC, Man Charged With Auto Insurance Fraud
Story Link:autobodynews.com
Published:Jul 10th, 2018
Special agents with the NC Department of Insurance's Criminal Investigations Division accused Miller of presenting a fraudulent invoice to Allstate Insurance Co. for auto body repair work that was never performed. The action was aimed at increasing the 

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