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Florida CFO Arrests 5 in Alleged Staged Accident Insurance Fraud

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the arrest of five individuals on grand theft and insurance fraud charges for their involvement in an alleged staged accident. Officials said the alleged scam resulted in fraudulent Personal Injury Protection (PIP) billings …

3 More Arrests, 1 Conviction in Florida PIP Fraud Cases

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the arrests of three individuals in Fort Lauderdale for their alleged involvement in a staged accident that resulted in fraudulent personal injury protection (PIP) billings in excess of $80,000. Atwater also announced the …

22 Charged in Florida Staged Flood, Fire Fraud Ring

A major fraud ring that staged fires and floods at South Florida homes to collect millions of dollars in claims from insurance companies has been broken up with charges against 22 people, authorities said Tuesday. The alleged ringleader, Jorge Fausto …

Florida Clinic Owner Could Get 75 Years in PIP Fraud Case

A Florida clinic owner is facing up to 75 years in prison for being involved in a scheme to fraudulently obtain medical payments under the state’s no-fault auto insurance law. State investigators said they found that David Rodriguez Lopez was …

2 Florida Moms Sentenced for Staged Accident Insurance Fraud

Two South Florida mothers have been sentenced to prison for their roles in staging car accidents to commit fraud on insurers. Federal prosecutors said that 42-year-old Ana Ovando of West Palm Beach was sentenced to more than six years in …

Florida Arrests 15 in Alleged Food Truck Insurance Scam

Florida officials said they have busted an alleged $800,000 insurance claims scam in which food trucks were used to stage accidents. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the outcome of a two-year insurance fraud investigation resulting in the arrests …

Florida Looks to Tampa as Leader in Fight Against PIP Fraud

The move by one Florida county to crack down on auto insurance fraud by targeting staged accidents and regulating clinics is being seen as a roadmap for state officials looking to reform the state’s no-fault auto insurance law. Gov. Rick …