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2 North Carolina Residents Accused of Insurance Fraud in Multiple Counties

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the arrests of Pamela Christine Liles, 31, and Travis Paul Randolph, 30, of Siloam. Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Liles of insurance fraud in three counties, and Randolph of insurance fraud in …

Kansas Man Sentenced for Iowa for Insurance Scam

A 38-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for mail fraud connected to an insurance commissions scam in Iowa. Brian Henton, of Olathe, Kansas, was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court in …

3 Georgia Residents Charged With Insurance Fraud

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ office issued a warrant last week for three Treutlen County residents on charges related to insurance fraud. Theresa Dyer, 59, was charged with one count of insurance fraud. John David Dyer, 33, and Ronald William …

Florida Man Gets 6 Years for Staging Car Crashes, Filing False Claims

A 50-year-old Jacksonville, Florida, man has been sentenced to six years in prison for staging car crashes. The Florida Attorney’s Office announced Monday that Guillermo de la Vega pleaded guilty earlier this month to two counts of participating in an …

New Jersey Motorcyclist Indicted for Insurance Fraud

A New Jersey man has been indicted for allegedly reporting that his motorcycle had been stripped of its parts by thieves on two occasions, when in actuality he directed a repair shop to remove the parts so that he could …

R.I. Landlord Admits to Burning Down Rental Property for Insurance Money

Federal prosecutors say a Providence, Rhode Island, landlord admitted to setting fire to an occupied building he owned in a scheme to collect insurance payments. Rony Metellus pleaded guilty Monday to one count of defrauding an insurance company. Prosecutors say …

N.J. Man Gets 3-Year Sentence for Faking Mercedes Carjacking to Get $38K

A New Jersey man who fabricated a story about being carjacked is heading to prison. Maurice Douglas received a three-year sentence on Monday, New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman said. Douglas, 42, had pleaded guilty in March to insurance …

You’re In the Business to Protect…But Who’s Protecting You?

This post is part of a series sponsored by Early Warning. The insurance industry is comprised of more than 7,000 companies, which together collect more than $1 trillion each year in premiums. Today’s sophisticated fraudsters are well aware of the …

Connecticut Woman Gets Suspended Sentence in Insurance Arson Case

A Connecticut woman accused of using fireworks to burn down her Windham, Connecticut, home for insurance has received a fully suspended prison sentence. The Day of New London reports 48-year-old Julie Amero-Volle pleaded no contest to third-degree arson and pleaded …

Miami Agent Arrested for Stealing More than $80K from Clients

The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud has announced the arrest of Mandy Rodriguez, 35, on felony fraud and grand theft charges after an investigation revealed that Rodriguez, a licensed insurance agent, allegedly stole more than $80,000 …