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South Carolina Men Indicted for Train Wreck Insurance Scheme

Two men face seven federal charges after authorities say they parked a car on train tracks in Allendale County, S.C., causing an Amtrak train to derail, then came back and claimed they were injured in the crash. Prosecutors said 33-year-old …

5 Members of Alleged Ohio Auto Insurance Fraud Ring Indicted

Five Cincinnati-area residents have been indicted on multiple counts of alleged insurance fraud for filing a significant number of false insurance claims in 2014 totaling approximately $85,000, the Ohio Department of Insurance announced. The department alleges that as part of …

N.Y. Gov. Announces Nearly $4M Awarded to Combat Auto Theft, Insurance Fraud

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $3.7 million in grant funding to fight against motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud. The grant awards will go to district attorneys’ offices and police departments in seven counties and New …

5 Arrested in N.Y. for Alleged Accident Staging, Insurance Fraud

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the arrests of five individuals for their alleged roles staging auto accidents in New York’s Nassau and Suffolk counties to fraudulently receive insurance payouts. The defendant are charged with participating in a …

Ringleader of Auto Insurance Fraud Scam Pleads Guilty in Massachusetts

The ringleader of an automobile insurance fraud scheme in which dozens of New York City residents claimed they lived at fictional addresses in western Massachusetts has pleaded guilty in a deal she hopes will help her avoid deportation. Lefen Chen …

Michigan Panel: Special Authority Needed to Target Car Insurance Fraud

Michigan should create a special authority devoted to targeting auto insurance fraud and require insurers to more frequently send electronic verification of drivers’ insurance to the state, a task force recommended. The panel, created a year ago by Secretary of …

Mass. Grand Juries Indict 38 in Alleged Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme

Massachusetts prosecutors say grand juries in Hampshire and Franklin counties have indicted 38 people allegedly involved in an automobile insurance fraud ring. The Northwestern District Attorney’s office said in a statement on Wednesday the scheme largely involved individuals from the …

Arkansas AG Files Suit Against Chiropractic ‘Runners’

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a lawsuit against a Maumelle man he’s accusing of deceptively marketing chiropractic services to consumers involved in automobile accidents. McDaniel filed the suit in Pulaski County Circuit Court against Roger D. Pleasant, his five …

41 Charged for Multi-Million Dollar Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia district attorney’s office has charged 41 people for what prosecutors described as a multi-million dollar auto insurance fraud scheme. Prosecutors allege Ronald Galati Sr. and his co-conspirators ran their fraud scheme from Galati’s auto repair shop, American Collision …

Auto Accident Insurance Scheme Busted in New Jersey; 12 Facing Charges

A doctor, a lawyer and two chiropractors are among 12 people facing charges stemming what authorities say was a scheme in New Jersey to recruit motor vehicle accident victims as patients. New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman’s office says …