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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 …

Arkansas Regulators: In Separate Cases 2 Plead Guilty to Auto Insurance Fraud

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr announced two recent guilty pleas resulting from separate criminal investigations of insurance fraud. On May 2, Becky Brand, 34, of Lonoke entered a guilty plea to one count of Criminal Attempt — a Class A …

Arkansas Man Gets 30-Month Sentence for Insurance Fraud

A Little Rock, Ark., man received a 30-month sentence for auto insurance fraud following a negotiated guilty plea, the Arkansas Insurance Department reported. Tyus West, 28, entered a plea of guilty to one count of insurance fraud for making false …

Former NYPD Cop Jailed for Filing False Auto Claims

Authorities said a former New York City police officer has been sentenced to two to six years in state prison for a scheme to defraud auto insurance companies. New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the sentencing of Jose …

New York Man Gets 15 Years for No-Fault Insurance, Stock Fraud Scheme

A Long Island, New York, man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for a $35 million fraud that a judge said wrecked investors’ lives. Mikhail Zemlyansky, 39, was led out of a Manhattan courtroom Thursday, Jan. 28, in shackles …

2 North Carolina Residents Accused of Accused of Insurance Fraud

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the arrests of Dewayne Dudley of Bayboro and Elegant Adele Jackson of Havelock. They are both charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense in …

Southern California Man Arrested for Fraud After Crashing BMW in Race

Andres Hernandez, 36, of Lakewood, Calif., allegedly totaled his BMW while racing and then provided false statements to his insurer about the location of the collision. He was paid $64,860 for the claim, and was subsequently arrested on two counts …

North Carolina Man Accused of Auto Insurance Fraud

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the arrest of Peter Dane Koke of Wilmington; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud, attempting to obtain property by false pretense and providing false information on an insurance application. …