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Former California Probation Officer Nabbed For Fraud While on Probation – for Fraud

A former Los Angeles County probation officer, Robyn Palmer, 29, of Long Beach, Calif. was arrested Thursday on six felony counts of insurance fraud for allegedly forging documents to illegally collect disability insurance benefits while serving probation for another insurance …

California Law Agencies Get $34.9M to Fight Workers’ Comp Fraud

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has awarded $34.9 million in grants to 37 district attorney offices representing 42 counties in California to combat workers’ compensation insurance fraud. The grants are funded through employer assessments, and they support law enforcement efforts in …

6 Sentenced in Large Cellphone Insurance Scam in California

Six people involved in a mobile phone insurance scam in California have been sentenced on felony fraud charges after filing more than 1,300 claims for stolen and damaged phones totaling more than $500,000. The convicted scammers, including some Verizon Wireless …

You’re In the Business to Protect…But Who’s Protecting You?

This post is part of a series sponsored by Early Warning. The insurance industry is comprised of more than 7,000 companies, which together collect more than $1 trillion each year in premiums. Today’s sophisticated fraudsters are well aware of the …

Cal Fire Captain, Insurance Agent Brother Arrested For Insurance Fraud

A California Fire captain and his insurance agent brother have been arrested for insurance fraud. Neal Moriarty, 38, a Cal Fire Captain, and Ross Moriarty, 42, a licensed insurance agent, were arrested last week on multiple felony counts of insurance …

Utah Agent Sentenced to Prison and $1.3M in Restitution

Utah insurance agent Brent Hilton was sentenced to serve one to 15 years in prison and has been taken into custody from the Third District Court in West Jordan. Hilton in July pled guilty to one count of a pattern …

More Small Employers Using Video to Detect Workers’ Comp Fraud

Trust is hard to come by, and the proof for that cliché is now in the pudding – at least in the world of workers’ compensation. While roughly one-in-10 small business owners say they’re concerned that one of their employees …

Utah Agent Sentenced to Prison and $1.3M in Restitution

Utah insurance agent Brent Hilton was sentenced to serve one to 15 years in prison and has been taken into custody from the Third District Court in West Jordan. Hilton pled guilty to one count of pattern of unlawful activity …

Friday Afternoon Scam Cost Hedge Fund $1.2 Million – and CFO’s Job

The finance chief at Fortelus Capital Management LLP got an alarming phone call just as he was getting ready to leave work on a Friday. The caller said he was from Coutts, the London-based hedge fund’s bank, and warned there …

7 in California and Washington Charged With 100+ Counts of Auto Insurance

Seven people in California and Washington were arrested for allegedly conspiring to defraud eight insurance companies by submitting fraudulent auto insurance claims totaling more than $175,000. Detectives from the California Department of Insurance, assisted by Snohomish County Marshall’s Office and …