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N.J. Neurologist Accused of Filing Fraudulent Bills to Insurers

Authorities announced that a North Jersey doctor has been indicted for allegedly billing numerous insurance carriers for medical procedures he did not perform himself or that were not performed at all. New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman and the …

7 Arrested in Georgia Arson, Insurance Fraud Scheme

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced the arrests of six Colquitt County residents and a Clayton County woman involved in a staged insurance fraud ring. A joint investigation by Hudgens’ Insurance Fraud Division and Fire Investigation Unit revealed the suspects …

New York Man Gets 15 Years for No-Fault Insurance, Stock Fraud Scheme

A Long Island, New York, man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for a $35 million fraud that a judge said wrecked investors’ lives. Mikhail Zemlyansky, 39, was led out of a Manhattan courtroom Thursday, Jan. 28, in shackles …

No Contest Plea from ‘Dancing Hamster’ in California Fraud Case

A man who played a dancing hamster in car commercials and was a backup dancer for Madonna, has pleaded no contest to single counts of insurance fraud and making a false statement. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says …

Connecticut Launches New Website to Help Fight Fraud

The state of Connecticut is launching a new website to help fight fraud, waste and abuse in state government. Officials say the website, located at FightFraud.ct.gov, will make it easier for the public to report suspicious conduct. It will also …

Former Pennsylvania Theater Owner Gets Prison for Insurance Fraud

A former Pennsylvania theater owner convicted of falsifying insurance claims involving a flood at one playhouse and a fire at another has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. Federal investigators say New Hope, Pennsylvania, resident Ralph Miller also …

Rhode Island Landlord Sentenced in Arson-for-Profit Scheme

A Providence, Rhode Island, landlord will serve three and a half years in federal prison for starting a fire at a vacant apartment in an otherwise occupied multi-family home in an attempt to collect insurance money. Fifty-two-year-old Rony Metellus pleaded …

New York Insurance Agent Couple Charged With Defrauding Clients

New York authorities announced that a Rochester, New York, couple has been charged with defrauding their Rochester insurance agency clients. Gary Gubiotti and Bonnie Gubiotti, both 67, are accused of stealing more than $150,000 from clients by falsely inflating insurance …

2 North Carolina Residents Accused of Accused of Insurance Fraud

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the arrests of Dewayne Dudley of Bayboro and Elegant Adele Jackson of Havelock. They are both charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense in …

Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame Reveals 2015 Inductees

Blown up houses, staged wrecks and bogus spine surgeries were among the damage inflicted by nine convicted scammers newly selected to the Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame. They were enshrined by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. The Hall of Shame …