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Louisiana Woman Gets a Year in Prison for Insurance Fraud

A 54-year-old Louisiana woman has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for insurance fraud, and must pay $9,100 restitution. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander Van Hook said in a news release that Lasandra Laverne Edwards of Monroe …

Fake Arkansas Insurance Broker Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

An Arkansas man who pretended to be an insurance broker and collected more than $1 million selling fake insurance policies in three states has been sentenced to more than five years in prison, the Arkansas Insurance Department announced. Arkansas Insurance …

Louisiana Fake-Crash Scheme Leads to 13 Arrests

Louisiana State Police say 13 people have been arrested in connection with an insurance fraud scheme involving staged automobile crashes. A news release says the May 25 arrests followed an investigation that began with complaints from insurance companies. Investigators say …

Oklahoma’s Insurance Commissioner: Phone Scams Targeting Storm Victims

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is urging storm victims to be on the lookout for scam artists. The Oklahoma Insurance Department’s Anti-Fraud Division has received complaints about suspicious phone calls to storm victims in Elk City and Perkins. The …

North Carolina Accuses 4 of Deliberately Damaging Roofs During Inspections

North Carolina has arrested four men on allegations of attempting to defraud an insurer by damaging roofs during inspections, according a statement from the North Carolina Department of Insurance. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced the arrest of Phillip …

Owners of New Jersey Diner Who Burned it Down for Insurance Avoid Prison

The owners of a New Jersey diner who burned it down to collect insurance money have been spared prison terms. Forty-nine-year-old Tina Diakos and 40-year-old Ozkan Cengiz were both sentenced to five years of probation on Friday. They had each …

Mass. Court Finds Defendant Guilty of Insurance Fraud in Car Accident Case

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has affirmed a lower court’s decision to charge the defendant in a case involving a Boston car accident with motor vehicle insurance fraud. However, the Appeals Court reversed the lower court’s decision to also charge the …

Arkansas Woman Pleads Guilty in Fake U-Haul Crash Case

An Little Rock woman has negotiated a plea in an insurance fraud case involving a 2015 reported car accident involving a U-Haul rental vehicle and fraudulent insurance claims, Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr announced. According to the Arkansas Insurance Department, …

Restaurant Owner Sentenced for Setting Fire to His Rhode Island Business

A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for setting fire to his restaurant to collect nearly $1 million in insurance. The U.S. attorney’s office in Rhode Island says 51-year-old Daniel Saad, of Spencer, was sentenced …

Warrant Issued For Illinois Man Accused of Burning Down Business for Insurance

Authorities in central Illinois have issued an arrest warrant for a businessman they allege burned down his auto and tire shop last year. The State Journal-Register in Springfield reported the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department has issued an arrest warrant on …