Fraud on the Rise
“Insurance fraud is on the upswing and fighting this crime is among the Insurance Department’s highest prioritie,”
—New York Insurance Superintendent James Wrynn, commenting on a new report that shows a 24 percent jump in insurance fraud convictions last year in the Empire State.
Safety Makes Gains
“We like to think it’s a combination of things.”
—Pennsylvania transportation department spokesman Steve Chizmar, commenting on a new report that says Pennsylvania highways saw the fewest fatalities – 1,256 people – since Model Ts roamed the roads. Officials credit economic woes, which have reduced driving, as well as safety and educational efforts by local and state police.