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Washington Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Insurance Fraud

Jeremy B. Jeske, 43, a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy, has been charged with two counts of insurance fraud in connection with a case that was investigated by Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Special Investigations Unit. According to the investigators, Jeske …

Connecticut Attorney Sentenced to More Than 4 Years for Insurance Fraud

An attorney in Connecticut has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in an insurance fraud scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Joseph Haddad of Orange was sentenced last Thursday in Bridgeport to four years …

Connecticut Attorney Facing Sentencing for $1.7M Insurance Fraud

An attorney is facing sentencing in Connecticut for his role in an insurance fraud scheme. Joseph Haddad of Orange, Conn., is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday, July 10, in federal court in Bridgeport, Conn. Prosecutors say Haddad, a Bridgeport-based …

Phantom Collisions Result In Multiple Arrests in California

Joel Paredes Saldana, 22, owner of Lightning Auto Body in Riverside County, was arrested Wednesday as California Department of Insurance detectives and multiple allied agencies swept up at least 19 co-conspirators associated with an organized insurance fraud crime ring. Those …

Georgia Agency Owners Charged With Insurance Fraud

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced Tuesday that warrants have been issued for the arrest of a Gwinnett County insurance agent and her husband on multiple counts of insurance fraud. Officials said insurance agent Cynthia Dunn is facing charges of …

Ex-CFO of NYC Charity Gets Jail Time for Insurance Kickback Scheme

A former executive of a prominent New York City charity has been sentenced to pay $775,000 in restitution and serve four months in jail for conspiracy and grand larceny in what authorities call a scheme to steal $9 million over …

Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Arson, Insurance Fraud

A western Missouri man has admitted leading a conspiracy to buy cheap houses and set them on fire to collect nearly $435,000 in insurance benefits. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 27-year-old Joshua Stamps, of Independence, pleaded guilty in federal court …

Kia’s Dancing Hamster Nabbed in California on Insurance Fraud

Leroy Barnes, 27, of Los Angeles, known as one of the dancing hamsters in Kia car commercials, was arrested on insurance fraud charges related to his alleged fraudulent collection of state disability insurance benefits. Barnes is suspected of deceiving his …

Maine Man Sentenced to 1 Year in Jail, $50K Restitution for Comp Fraud

A Maine man was sentenced this week in Aroostook County Superior Court to serve 42 months in jail, with all but one year suspended for workers’ compensation fraud. Workers’ comp insurer MEMIC — whose special investigation unit had examined the …

41 Charged for Multi-Million Dollar Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia district attorney’s office has charged 41 people for what prosecutors described as a multi-million dollar auto insurance fraud scheme. Prosecutors allege Ronald Galati Sr. and his co-conspirators ran their fraud scheme from Galati’s auto repair shop, American Collision …