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Connecticut Man Sentenced for Role in Car Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Connecticut man originally from Haiti has been sentenced for his role in a scheme to defraud insurance companies through staged car crashes. Jacques Fleurijeune was sentenced Monday in federal court in New Haven, Conn., to five months in prison …

Ex-Nanny for Penguins Player in Pennsylvania Gets 5-Year Federal Sentence

The former nanny of Pittsburgh Penguins player Chris Kunitz was sentenced Tuesday to five years in federal prison for setting fire to her rental residence and then filing fraudulent insurance claims for the contents. The public defender for Andrea Forsythe, …

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 …

North Carolina Arrests 2, Seeks 3 Others Behind Staged Car Accident

Two individuals in North Carolina have been arrested in connection with an alleged staged auto accident, according to a statement from North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. Investigators are also currently seeking three other suspects in association with the case. …

N.J. Neurologist Accused of Filing Fraudulent Bills to Insurers

Authorities announced that a North Jersey doctor has been indicted for allegedly billing numerous insurance carriers for medical procedures he did not perform himself or that were not performed at all. New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman and the …

Penn. Counselor Allegedly Billed Insurance $600K for Fake Office Visits

Pennsylvania’s attorney general says a western Pennsylvania family counselor billed an insurance company more than $600,000 for sessions that never occurred. Investigators announced insurance fraud and theft charges on Dec. 9 against 33-year-old Lisa Wally, a McKeesport woman who practiced …

N.J. Brothers Admit Recruiting Auto Accident Victims for Chiropractic Facilities

Two brothers in New Jersey have admitted organizing a scheme to recruit motor vehicle accident victims as patients for chiropractic facilities they controlled. State authorities say 52-year-old Anhuar Bandy and his 53-year-old brother, Karim Bandy, both of Colts Neck, New …

Chiropractors, Orthopedist in New Jersey Charged in Insurance Scheme

Four people in New Jersey including husband-and-wife chiropractors have been charged with operating a scheme to refer patients to each other to maximize insurance payouts and then hiding the practice by submitting fraudulent claims. Passaic County, New Jersey, prosecutor Camelia …

U.S. Attorney: Texas Man Guilty in Auto Insurance Fraud Case

A 42-year-old Nederland, Texas, man has pleaded guilty to federal violations related to fraudulent insurance claims in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced. Antonio Govea Figueroa pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges before U.S. Magistrate …

ABI Calls for Action as Fraudulent Accident Claims Rise by 18%

The Association of British Insurers latest study concludes that “the value of fraudulent insurance claims uncovered by insurers rose to a record £1.3 billion [$2.177 billion] in 2013, up 18 percent on the previous year.” Those figures “are more than …