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Michigan Orders Former Agent to Stop Selling Fake Auto Insurance Certificates

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has ordered a Farmington man to stop selling fraudulent automobile insurance certificates through his company, SBS Agency. DIFS issued cease and desist order to Terrell Lee Smith also known as “Sam.” Smith …

3 Charged with Workers’ Comp, Insurance Fraud in Oklahoma

Three individuals in Oklahoma have been charged by the state’s attorney general with insurance fraud related to workers’ compensation, auto insurance and certificates of insurance. The office of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt reported that Robert Brandon Page, 40, of Muskogee, …

NYC Officer Charged with Insurance Fraud

The FBI says a New York City police officer had his Range Rover doused with gasoline and lit it on fire to collect $34,000 in insurance money. Special agent Jason Wake wrote in an August complaint that Carlos Becker discussed …

Texas Regulators: Houston Attorney Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud

Texas officials say a Houston attorney has pleaded guilty at the conclusion of a multi-year investigation into a criminal organization that set up fake auto accidents and medical bills. Investigators with the Texas Department of Insurance, the Texas Department of …

Michigan Says Man Was Selling Fake Auto Insurance in Parking Lot

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has told a man who the department says has been selling fake auto insurance in a parking lot after hours to stop. The DIFS issued a Cease and Desist Order against Lovell …

Former NFL Player Arrested in California for Staged Collision Scheme

Former Kansas City Chiefs’ wide receiver Jeffrey Leon Webb, 34, of Indio, was arrested on multiple felony counts after orchestrating four staged collisions resulting in a total loss exceeding $139,000. Webb and eight co-conspirators were allegedly involved in four staged …

Indiana Man Gets 9 1/2 Years for Car Crash Fraud Scheme

An Evansville, Ind., man has been sentenced to more than 91/2 years in prison for paying people to stage car crashes to defraud insurance companies. U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young sentenced 57-year-old Michael W. Burris Sr. to 115 months …

Oklahoma Man Gets 18-Year Sentence for Insurance Fraud

An Oklahoma man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for insurance fraud. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced that LaTroy Staglin was sentenced after being convicted on nine felony counts of submitting a false claim for insurance. According …

Feds: 6 Connecticut Men Staged 50 Car Crashes for Insurance Money

Federal prosecutors say six Connecticut residents have been charged with staging car crashes so they could make fraudulent insurance claims. U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly said Tuesday that five Norwich residents and one New London resident have been indicted by a …

Large Staged Collision Insurance Fraud Ring in California Busted

Detectives from the California Department of Insurance arrested more than two dozen people on multiple felony counts of insurance fraud for allegedly staging auto collisions to scam more than four insurance companies out of tens of thousands of dollars. The …