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Indictment: N.J. Man Lied About Being Carjacked for Insurance Payout

New Jersey state authorities say a northern New Jersey man fabricated a story about being carjacked so he could get about $38,500 from his insurer. New Jersey’s Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced Wednesday that 42-year-old Maurice Douglas, of East …

Ex-Penn. Justice’s Daughter Enters Court Program on Insurance Fraud Charge

The daughter of convicted former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin on Sept. 5 entered a program designed for first-time offenders on an insurance fraud charge. Casey Melvin, 26, of Wexford, entered the program before an Allegheny County judge. …

California Chiropractor Charged In Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Riverside County, Calif. chiropractor is accused of masterminding an elaborate fraud scheme that bilked insurance companies out of millions of dollars. The Press-Enterprise reports Peyman Heidary is charged with heading a criminal organization that established medical clinics and a …

Report: 1-in-6 Construction Workers in California Part of ‘Informal Economy’

A report by the nonprofit research group Economic Roundtable released over the Labor Day holiday found that one-in-six construction workers in California fell into the state’s “informal economy,” an economy that cost the workers’ compensation market $264 million among other …

Philadelphia Insurance Vindicated in YouTube Bugatti Crash Case

Philadelphia Insurance Companies said it’s been vindicated in its investigation and denial of a fraudulent claim filed by an East Texas motorist for the 2009 crash of his Bugatti Veryon, following his guilty plea this week in the case United …

N.C. Authorities Announce Arrests for Alleged Insurance Fraud Schemes

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced this week charges stemming from two alleged insurance fraud schemes. Authorities said Eric Delano Smith was arrested on Aug. 20 and charged with five counts of insurance fraud, four counts of obtaining property …

Mass. Grand Juries Indict 38 in Alleged Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme

Massachusetts prosecutors say grand juries in Hampshire and Franklin counties have indicted 38 people allegedly involved in an automobile insurance fraud ring. The Northwestern District Attorney’s office said in a statement on Wednesday the scheme largely involved individuals from the …

Ex-Penn. Justice Melvin’s Daughter Seeks to Settle Insurance Fraud Charge

The daughter of convicted former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin is trying to enter a program designed for first-time offenders on an insurance fraud charge. Casey Melvin, 26, of Wexford, Pennsylvania, has been scheduled for a hearing Sept. …

Ohio Roofer Gets Prison Time for Insurance Fraud, Money Laundering

Columbus, Ohio, roofer Terrance J. King, owner of Home Improvement Terrance King, which also did work in the Dayton area, has been sentenced to 48 months in prison and ordered to pay $241,000 in restitution. In November 2013, King pleaded …

Conn. Chiropractor Gets 27 Months in Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Stamford, Connecticut, man has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison in an insurance fraud scheme and ordered to pay nearly $1.7 million in restitution. The U.S. attorney’s office and FBI said 49-year-old Marc Kirshner was …