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Former Ohio Agent Sentenced for Insurance Fraud, Theft

A former Ohio insurance agent was sentenced in early May after pleading guilty to insurance fraud and theft, Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor announced. Former McConnelsville insurance agent James Brent Whitehouse was sentenced in the Morgan County Court of Common Pleas …

Southern California Insurance Scammers Busted For Felony Fraud

Anthony Riste, 45, and Brandy Riste, 22, both of Los Angeles, Calif., were arrested on two felony counts of insurance fraud after they allegedly conspired with Bobby Vlado, 40, to defraud Alliance United Insurance Co. out of nearly $18,000. Investigators …

Louisiana State Police Charge Firefighter in Insurance Fraud Investigation

Following an investigation into a complaint received from the Shreveport City Attorney’s Office, the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud and Auto Theft Unit charged a firefighter with insurance fraud. Michael Keel of Keithville, a firefighter with the Shreveport Fire Department, …

Insurance Fraud Leads to 2 Years in Prison for Dallas Homebuilder

A Dallas homebuilder has been sentenced to two years in prison for insurance fraud over false reports of more than $250,000 in materials stolen. Edward Adrian Abraham operated under the name of Park Cities Development Inc. Federal prosecutors in Dallas …

34 Arrested in Louisiana Insurance Fraud Investigation

Louisiana State Police say a two month investigation into insurance fraud and auto theft has led to the arrest of 34 people across the state. Troopers say in a news release its Insurance Fraud and Auto Theft unit investigated staged …

California Officer in Ice Bucket Video Faces Insurance Fraud Charges

A California officer faces insurance fraud charges after authorities say a video showed her participating in an ice-bucket challenge despite claiming she had a back injury. Los Angeles County prosecutors say a video posted online in July showed Pasadena police …

California Pot Dispensary Owners Nabbed For Workers’ Comp Fraud

The owners of the Green Cactus Collective Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Palmdale, Calif., were arrested on multiple felony counts of insurance fraud. Tiffany Shorter, 26, and Jabe Satterfield, 77, failed to carry workers’ comp benefits for their employees and allegedly …

Widow Gets 4 Years for Burning Million-Dollar Conn. Home for Insurance Money

A widowed mother of two from Florida has been sentenced to four years in prison for burning down her former million-dollar home in Connecticut for the insurance money. The Connecticut Post reports that 39-year-old Amanda Azevedo pleaded with a state …

Former Roselle, N.J. Mayor Headed to Jail for Insurance Fraud

The former mayor of Roselle, New Jersey, has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for insurance fraud over false reports made after a hit-and-run accident. NJ.com reports that Garrett Smith was sentenced on April 10 after filing false reports …

Former Maryland Agent Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud

Authorities announced that a Hagerstown, Maryland, woman pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court for Washington County to one count of felony insurance fraud having a value of $300 or more. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced on April 7 that …