insurance fraud News

N.Y. Gov. Announces Nearly $4M Awarded to Combat Auto Theft, Insurance Fraud

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $3.7 million in grant funding to fight against motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud. The grant awards will go to district attorneys’ offices and police departments in seven counties and New …

N.J. Insurance Adjuster Receives 32-Month Prison Term for Defrauding NJTA

The owner of a New Jersey-based insurance adjusting company was sentenced on Thursday to 32 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the N.J. Turnpike Authority (NJTA) and various insurance companies of at least $900,000. Robert …

5 Arrested in N.Y. for Alleged Accident Staging, Insurance Fraud

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the arrests of five individuals for their alleged roles staging auto accidents in New York’s Nassau and Suffolk counties to fraudulently receive insurance payouts. The defendant are charged with participating in a …

Farmers Files Suit Against Multiple N.Y. No-Fault Medical Providers

Los Angeles-based Farmers Insurance Group announced that Farmers Insurance Exchange, one of the insurers comprising Farmers Insurance Group, and affiliates have filed a lawsuit in the state Supreme Court of New York against more than six New York no-fault medical …

Texas Staged Accident Scam Leads to 9 Years in Prison

A Dallas-area man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for running a staged traffic accident insurance scam since 2005. Leroy Nelson of DeSoto must also repay nearly $5 million as part of sentencing announced Tuesday. The 61-year-old …

North Texas Doctor Gets 12 Years for Insurance Fraud

A North Texas chiropractor has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for billing health care providers for services that were never rendered. Dr. Abbas Zahedi of Carrollton was sentenced in federal court and ordered to pay $2.4 …

Georgia Man Charged in Cellphone Insurance Scam

State officials in Georgia said a Covington man has been arrested in a scheme to obtain new cellphones by defrauding an insurance program. The Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s office said 35-year-old Andrew Anthony Hoilett was arrested on charges …

Former California Highway Patrolman Convicted of Worker’s Comp Fraud

A former California Highway Patrol officer has been convicted in a case involving workers’ compensation insurance fraud. A Sacramento County jury on Thursday convicted Tony Yao on felony charges of failure to disclose a prior motor vehicle accident and resulting …

Ringleader of Auto Insurance Fraud Scam Pleads Guilty in Massachusetts

The ringleader of an automobile insurance fraud scheme in which dozens of New York City residents claimed they lived at fictional addresses in western Massachusetts has pleaded guilty in a deal she hopes will help her avoid deportation. Lefen Chen …

Former Bridezilla Surrenders in California For Felony Insurance Fraud

Anita Maxwell, who was featured in season four of the television reality series “Bridezillas,” has surrendered herself to the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles County on 14 felony counts associated with insurance fraud. A California Department of Insurance …