Fraud News

California Insurance Agent Faces 96 Felony Counts

Jacob Richard Bonzer, 27, formerly of Lake Forest, Calif. was arrested Wednesday in Chicago by a U.S. Marshals Task Force on 96 felony counts including grand theft, forgery and denial of benefits. According to a joint investigation between the California …

South Carolina Reports Rise in Insurance Fraud

Insurance fraud complaints in South Carolina have reached an all-time high with more than 1,200 pouring in last year, according to a report by Attorney General Alan Wilson. The annual report from his office’s Insurance Fraud Division noted attorneys prosecuted …

Female Bank Robbery Conspirator Charged With Workers’ Comp Fraud

Aurora Barrera, 33, of Downey was arrested on charges related to her allegedly submitting a fraudulent workers’ compensation claim for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder associated with a robbery, she assisted in staging – at a bank where she worked …

California Windshield Repairer Ordered To Pay Insurer $1.4M

The owner of a Sonoma County windshield repair business accused in a fraudulent billing scheme has been ordered to pay Allstate Insurance and the state of California more than $1.4 million. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported the judgment against …

Georgia Agent Surrenders License

A Gwinnett County insurance agent currently under investigation by the state insurance commissioner’s office has agreed to surrender his license to sell insurance in Georgia, according to officials. Insurance agent John Paul Kill, 63, signed a consent order on July …

Washington Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Insurance Fraud

Jeremy B. Jeske, 43, a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy, has been charged with two counts of insurance fraud in connection with a case that was investigated by Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Special Investigations Unit. According to the investigators, Jeske …

Hearing Set in Insurance Fraud Case Against Former Kansas Agent

A federal judge will hear arguments on whether to dismiss the bulk of a wide-ranging indictment accusing a former Kansas insurance agent with stealing nearly $2 million from policyholders. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten set a July 28 date …

Wyoming Sponsor Of Earhart Search Wants Suit To Continue

A Wyoming man who paid $1 million to sponsor a search for Amelia Earhart’s missing airplane is asking a federal judge not to dismiss his fraud lawsuit against expedition organizers. Tim Mellon maintains that the Pennsylvania-based The International Group for …

New Orleans’ Mayor During Hurricane Katrina Gets 10-Year Sentence for Fraud

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin entered City Hall as a cool and confident self-styled reformer, won fame there as a passionate, if profane, critic of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina and exited under suspicion. Next stop: federal prison. …

Standridge Pleads Guilty in Arkansas to Premium Finance-Related Fraud

A Mount Ida, Ark., man has pleaded guilty to money laundering and wire fraud and prosecutors say he’ll serve five years in prison followed by supervised release and must pay back more than $7 million in restitution. But federal prosecutors …