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Owners of a Massachusetts Company Charged in Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

The owners of Caron Contracting, a Fall River, Mass., based contracting company, have been indicted on charges of workers’ compensation fraud over failure to disclose the true nature of their company’s work, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced in a …

North Carolina Woman Accused of Filing $42K Property Claim With 2 Companies

A woman in North Carolina has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud for allegedly submitting a duplicate property claim, according to North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. Kathryn Taylor Reynolds, 39, of Dobson has been charged with one count …

Ex-Head of Pennsylvania Hospice Faces Insurance Fraud Charges

A woman who formerly headed a suburban Pittsburgh hospice faces sentencing on a health care fraud charge accusing her of using patients who weren’t terminally ill to collect millions of dollars in false Medicare and Medicaid claims. Former Horizons Hospice …

2 Mexican Physicians Sentenced in Texas for Fake Accident-Related Insurance Fraud

Prosecutors in South Texas say two doctors from a family medicine clinic in Mexico must serve nearly three-year U.S. prison terms for insurance-related fraud. Dr. Mayolo Melchor and 61-year-old Dr. Bertha Hernandez-Melchor, of Reynosa, Mexico, were sentenced on Sept. 15 …

Former Ohio Insurance Agent Sentenced for $58K Grand Theft

A former Ohio insurance agent and agency owner has been sentenced for grand theft after pleading guilty to misappropriating more than $58,000 from two clients, the Ohio Department of Insurance announced. Charles Gabel, of Fremont, was sentenced in the Sandusky …

Massachusetts Restaurant Owner Sentenced to Four Years for Insurance Fraud

A Leominster, Mass., man who set fire to his own restaurant to collect the insurance money has been sentenced to four years in prison. Jeffrey Cordio, who owned the West End Diner, was also sentenced in federal court to three …

Pennsylvania Councilman to Resign Amid Insurance Fraud Charges Following 2014 Crash

A city councilman is resigning following charges he filed a false accident report and repeatedly changed his explanation for what happened. Lebanon, Penn., councilman Tony Matula, 59, faces charges including insurance fraud, false reports to law enforcement and hit and …

32 People, 3 Corporations Charged in Pennsylvania Auto Theft, Insurance Fraud Ring

Prosecutors in Philadelphia, Penn., say they’ve charged 32 people and three corporations for their participation in what’s being described as a theft and insurance fraud ring that stole and resold 45 vehicles. District Attorney Seth Williams announced the charges, accusing the …

Former Idaho Agent Sentenced for Insurance Fraud

The insurance license of Zane Amy was revoked following an investigation by the Idaho Department of Insurance that showed he altered documents to get his clients premium discounts. Ae was sentenced for insurance fraud, a felony in Idaho. An audit …

Questionable Ferrari Loss Leads to Claim Withdrawal

Shannon Navejas, special investigator 2 with Mercury Insurance, shares how a claim for a 2000 collector edition Ferrari valued at $188,000 went up in smoke as a result of a thorough investigation which included the use of background checks, a …