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Former New York Insurance Broker Sentenced to Prison for $1.8M Scheme

A former insurance broker in Long Island, N.Y., who pleaded guilty to grand larceny and fraud has been sentenced to serve three to nine years in prison. Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said Tuesday that 44-year-old Kimberly Graziano, of …

24 Indicted in Staged Crash Case in Vegas Involving $500K in Claims

Nevada’s top state prosecutor says 24 people have been indicted in a scheme alleging they staged car crashes and filed about $500,000 worth of fraudulent insurance claims in Las Vegas. Attorney General Adam Laxalt said the 68-count indictment filed last …

Kansas Banker Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Bank, Insurance Company

Prosecutors say a former Kansas banker has been sentenced to prison eight months in prison for a wire fraud scheme that included the theft of funds from Labette Bank and its insurance company subsidiary, as well as filing false tax …

Former New Jersey Postal Worker Went Zip-Lining While on Disability

A former postal worker who had claimed a wrist injury prevented him from working posted photos of himself zip-lining and rappelling, state authorities said Monday as they announced insurance fraud and theft charges. Robert McGeehan, of Lower Township, N.J., is …

Ex-Oklahoma Insurance Agent Told to Stop Conducting Insurance Business

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak has issued a cease and desist order to a former insurance agent in Cushing. The Oklahoma Insurance Department reported that investigators discovered Mark Lauderdale, whose insurance license expired four years ago, continued collecting payments …

Colorado Police Officer Arrested for Alleged Fraudulent Insurance Claims

A Colorado police officer indicted by a state grand jury was arrested on multiple felony counts for allegedly lying about his home and car being burglarized and collecting nearly $60,000 in fraudulent insurance claims. The Aspen Daily News reported Silt …

Connecticut Man Sentenced for Role in Car Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Connecticut man originally from Haiti has been sentenced for his role in a scheme to defraud insurance companies through staged car crashes. Jacques Fleurijeune was sentenced Monday in federal court in New Haven, Conn., to five months in prison …

Two Delaware Residents Indicted After Insurance Fraud Investigation

After an investigation by the Department of Insurance Fraud Prevention Bureau, two Wilmington, Del., residents were indicted on Monday, August 7, 2017, by a New Castle County grand jury. Lisa Mitchell and Robert Jones were indicted on two felony counts …

Missouri Auditor Alleges Rural Hospital Involved in Billing Scheme

Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway has released a report alleging a rural hospital under financial strain in northern Missouri billed insurance companies for lab tests that didn’t occur at the hospital and received a cut of payments funneled to another lab …

New York Regulator Subpoenas Wells Fargo Over Unwanted Auto Insurance

New York state’s banking and insurance regulator issued subpoenas on Tuesday to two Wells Fargo & Co units after the bank said it had sold auto insurance to hundreds of thousands of customers who did not need it. The New …