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27 Arrested in Pennsylvania’s Statewide Insurance Fraud Sweep

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced this week the arrest of 27 individuals across the state for a variety of unrelated insurance fraud offenses. The recent sweep was the result of investigations by the Office of Attorney General’s Insurance …

Maryland Officer Charged in Workers’ Comp Fraud Case

A Montgomery County, Maryland, police officer has been charged with perjury and workers’ compensation fraud. Gilbert Payne was charged Tuesday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. The 40-year-old Payne didn’t respond to a message seeking comment at his home Tuesday. Maryland’s …

N.J. Insurance Adjuster Pleads Guilty in Fraud Scheme

The owner of an insurance adjusting firm has pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges stemming from a scheme to defraud the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and several insurers. Federal prosecutors say 54-year-old Robert Napolitano, of Clifton, New Jersey, entered his …

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, …

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 …