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Former Pennsylvania Theater Owner Gets Prison for Insurance Fraud

A former Pennsylvania theater owner convicted of falsifying insurance claims involving a flood at one playhouse and a fire at another has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. Federal investigators say New Hope, Pennsylvania, resident Ralph Miller also …

Rhode Island Landlord Sentenced in Arson-for-Profit Scheme

A Providence, Rhode Island, landlord will serve three and a half years in federal prison for starting a fire at a vacant apartment in an otherwise occupied multi-family home in an attempt to collect insurance money. Fifty-two-year-old Rony Metellus pleaded …

Trial Ordered for Penn. Homeowner Accused of Arson, Brother’s Death

A Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he paid his brother to set fire to his northeastern Pennsylvania home as part of an insurance scam, a blaze that claimed his brother’s life. A Lackawanna County …

N.Y. Music Store Owners Charged With Burning Down Shop for Insurance Money

A married couple who owned a music store and pawn shop in New York’s capital region has been charged with burning it down for insurance money after an investigator examining the claim noticed signs of arson. Gary and Audrey Lane …

3 Georgia Residents Charged With Insurance Fraud

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ office issued a warrant last week for three Treutlen County residents on charges related to insurance fraud. Theresa Dyer, 59, was charged with one count of insurance fraud. John David Dyer, 33, and Ronald William …

New Jersey Motorcyclist Indicted for Insurance Fraud

A New Jersey man has been indicted for allegedly reporting that his motorcycle had been stripped of its parts by thieves on two occasions, when in actuality he directed a repair shop to remove the parts so that he could …

R.I. Landlord Admits to Burning Down Rental Property for Insurance Money

Federal prosecutors say a Providence, Rhode Island, landlord admitted to setting fire to an occupied building he owned in a scheme to collect insurance payments. Rony Metellus pleaded guilty Monday to one count of defrauding an insurance company. Prosecutors say …

Penn. Superior Court Judge Disbarred for Insurance Fraud Seeks Reinstatement

A former Pennsylvania Superior Court judge who was disbarred after his federal conviction for a $440,000 auto insurance fraud wants his law license reinstated. The Erie Times-News reports 66-year-old Michael Joyce will have a hearing before the Supreme Court’s Disciplinary …

New Jersey Psychologist Faces Insurance Fraud Charges

Authorities in Monmouth County, New Jersey, have accused a psychologist of submitting approximately 120 fraudulent insurance claims totaling more than $15,000. Prosecutors have charged 62-year-old Edward Merski of Old Bridge with health care claims fraud, insurance fraud, theft by deception …

Maryland County Public Schools CFO Suspended for Insurance Fraud

The chief financial officer for Prince George’s County public schools in Maryland has been placed on administrative leave after the Maryland Insurance Administration found he had committed insurance fraud. A school system spokesman tells The Washington Post that Colby White, …