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Arkansas Man Gets Five Years in Prison for $1.6M Insurance Fraud

A Fort Smith, Ark., man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison plus three years of supervised release for defrauding insurance customers, federal authorities say. Kenneth Elser, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that …

Former New York Engineering Firm Exec Guilty in Sandy Insurance Case

A former director of an engineering firm charged with illegally altering reports about damage from Superstorm Sandy pleaded guilty to unauthorized practice of engineering in connection with the case, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday. Matthew Pappalardo, 39, …

Texas Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty to $1M Insurance Fraud

A Gainesville, Texas, clinic owner has pleaded guilty to insurance fraud and was ordered to repay $1 million after an investigation by the Texas Department of Insurance found that he billed for chiropractic services without having a licensed chiropractor on staff. …

School Transit Company, Owner Charged with Insurance Fraud in Pennsylvania

A school transit company with a $2.4 million contract to provide rides to special needs students in a Pittsburgh-area charter school network has been charged with failing to properly insure some vehicles and hiring drivers with criminal records by ignoring …

Authorities Say Ex-Insurance Agent in New Jersey Stole Clients’ Identities

State authorities say a former insurance agent assumed the identities of former clients to fraudulently apply for new life insurance policies in their names. Marta Cristina Cunha is charged with insurance fraud, identity theft and theft by deception. Authorities say …

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, …

New York Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Killing Fiancee for Insurance

A 48-year-old man convicted of killing his fiancee to collect on her life insurance has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that Ronald Epps of Amherst was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Buffalo. A …

13 New York City Workers Arrested in $500K Insurance Fraud Scheme

Thirteen current and former New York City employees have been arrested in a $500,000 insurance fraud scheme. Authorities say 10 FDNY emergency medical technicians and paramedics, including EMS officers, and three NYPD traffic enforcement agents were arraigned Tuesday on charges …

Former Oklahoma Insurance Agent Charged with $64K Theft

A former Tulsa insurance agent was charged on Dec. 8 with embezzling more than $64,000, the Oklahoma Insurance Department announced. The charges against Michael W. Hefner, 47, are the result of a joint investigation by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and …

Police Sergeant in Massachusetts Gets Jail Term in Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Massachusetts police sergeant has been sentenced to serve half a year in a county jail after he was convicted of lying about an on-duty accident and accepting insurance money for a bogus injury. A jury convicted Hingham Sgt. Kris …