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Woman Convicted in $7M Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Scheme Charged Anew

A woman who spent more than seven years in prison for a $7 million insurance fraud and the unrelated death of a patient at her now-defunct Pennsylvania nursing home is in trouble with the law again. This time, the Allegheny …

Felony Charges for California Pair in $250K Classic Car Theft Claim

Two people from California were arrested on a scheme allegedly involving the reported theft of an expensive classic car. Constantine Petros, 54, of Petaluma, was arrested on Oct. 19 in Sonoma County. Also arrested was Christopher Hatton, 60, of Tahoma, …

Kentucky Reports 800% Increase in Court-Ordered Insurance Restitution Payments

The Fraud Division of the Kentucky Department of Insurance (DOI) announced that it has increased the amount of court-ordered restitution payments this year by more than 800 percent. The increase—from $369,762 in 2015 to more than $3 million this year—accompanies …

North Carolina Man Accused of Conspiring to Commit Insurance Fraud

A North Carolina man has been arrested for allegedly conspiring to commit insurance fraud. According to a statement from the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Timothy Allen Green, 54, of Louisburg has been charged with one count each of insurance …

Arkansas Man Gets 1-Year Sentence for Insurance Fraud

The Arkansas Insurance Department reported that a North Little Rock man has been sentenced to one year in prison after pleading guilty to insurance fraud. On Oct. 25, Antonio Fowler, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of insurance fraud in …

Hanover Accuses Memphis Recording Studio of Insurance Fraud After Arson Fire

An insurance company that paid more than $2.8 million in claims after an arson fire damaged an historic Memphis music recording studio has now accused a rock music label company of fraud and wants its money back. The Commercial Appeal …

New York Man Previously Acquitted of Murder Found Guilty of Insurance Fraud

A Hudson Valley dentist acquitted earlier this year of fatally poisoning his ex-lover’s husband has been convicted of fraud and theft. The Daily Freeman of Kingston reports an Ulster County Court jury on Tuesday found 49-year-old Gilberto Nunez, of Poughkeepsie, New …

Michigan Doctor, a Former Lawmaker, Gets Probation for Insurance Fraud

A Lansing, Mich.-area doctor who is a former state lawmaker has been placed on probation for making false statements to an insurer. Judge Robert Jonker on Oct. 24 gave a significant break to Paul DeWeese, whose clinic, NBO Medical, performed …

New Jersey Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Insurance Fraud

New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor announced that a Woodbridge, N.J., man was sentenced to three years in prison for reporting that his motorcycle had been stripped of its parts by …

Texas Health Clinic Owner Sentenced for Workers’ Comp, Insurance Fraud

The owner of a Houston health clinic pled guilty to insurance fraud after billing for medical services – often provided to injured employees – despite having no licensed medical staff at the clinic, the Texas Department of Insurance reported. Instead, …