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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 …

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 …