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Dr. Phil Show Appearance Lands South Dakota Woman in Prison

An appearance on the Dr. Phil television show has cost a South Dakota woman her freedom. Mandi Jackson, 38, was on probation for forging checks from a Rapid City cosmetology school and defrauding an insurance company when she went to …

Health Insurance Broker in N.J. Admits Pocketing Nearly $1M

Federal prosecutors say an insurance broker has admitted stealing nearly $1 million while selling health care coverage he knew was fake. Seventy-year-old David Clark of Morristown, N.J., pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He faces up to …

Oklahoma Insurance Agent Pleads Guilty in $300K Fraud Case

A Tulsa insurance agent has pleaded guilty to exploitation of the elderly for defrauding a Muskogee couple out of nearly $300,000, the Oklahoma Insurance Department announced. Presley Keith Dennis was arrested in January after an investigation by the department’s anti-fraud …

Former CFO of Prominent NYC Charity Admits Guilt in Thefts

Another former executive of a prominent New York City charity has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and grand larceny in what authorities now call a scheme to steal $9 million over two decades. Herbert Friedman, ex-chief financial officer of the Metropolitan …

Auto Accident Insurance Scheme Busted in New Jersey; 12 Facing Charges

A doctor, a lawyer and two chiropractors are among 12 people facing charges stemming what authorities say was a scheme in New Jersey to recruit motor vehicle accident victims as patients. New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman’s office says …

Ohio Man Sentenced for Theft in $9,000 Insurance Fraud Case

Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced that Cleveland resident John Deskins was sentenced to two years of probation in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for theft in an insurance fraud case. Evidence gathered by the …

6 N.J. Residents Charged in Staged Auto Accident Scheme

New Jersey authorities say six Passaic County, N.J., residents played roles in a staged-automobile accident scheme that defrauded two insurance companies out of more than $78,000. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman announced the charges Monday. He said five of …

Maine Man Found Guilty of Workers’ Comp Fraud

An Aroostook County jury in Maine has convicted a northern Maine man of theft of more than $10,000 in workers’ compensation benefits. Prosecutors said last Friday that 63-year-old Stephen Tucker Sr. received more than $45,000 in benefits after injuring his …

N.J. Roofing Co. Exec Admits to Misleading Its Workers’ Comp Carrier

Authorities said the president of a roofing company in New Jersey pleaded guilty to providing false and misleading information to the company’s workers’ compensation carrier in order to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance premiums that he …

Former Georgia Agency Owner Charged With Insurance Fraud

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced this week that a former insurance agent from Franklin County has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud. Officials said James Travis Williams was arrested and charged with 15 counts of insurance fraud and …