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N.J. Man Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud Over Damage Done to Car

A New Jersey man has admitted that he sought more than $15,000 from his insurance company for damage done to his car before his policy took effect and for personal items he claimed were stolen. Derrick Smith of Newark, New …

Missouri Man Admits Role in Arson-for-Insurance Schemes

A man implicated in an arson-and-insurance fraud scheme when his clothes caught fire during a house blaze he helped set has pleaded guilty in Missouri to federal conspiracy and other charges. John S. Wayne, of Kansas City, entered the pleas …

Michigan Man Sentenced for Selling Fake Auto Insurance

A 64-year-old Michigan man has been sentenced to one year in jail for selling fake auto insurance certificates. Hakeem Sanusi of Eastpointe pleaded no contest to six counts of insurance fraud as a habitual offender. He was sentenced on Feb. …

Former Northern N.J. Mayor Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud Charge

A former northern New Jersey mayor has admitted making false statements to police and an insurance company in a bid to cover up a hit-and-run accident. Former Roselle Mayor Garrett Smith pleaded guilty Tuesday to insurance fraud, one day before …

NICB to Boston-Area Homeowners: Beware of Insurance Scammers

The National Insurance Crime Bureau advised that as the Northeast continues to get pounded by storm after storm, there’s one more threat that Bostonians need to watch out for: shady contractors or “storm chasers” looking to make a fraudulent buck …

Penn. Mansion Fires Spark $20M in Payouts, Suicide, Fraud Case

She bought draperies flecked with Swarovski crystals. The ceiling mural at her “Gone with the Wind”-inspired mansion in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, featured her family in robes, gazing down from the heavens. And Claire Risoldi’s grand Republican fundraising soirees included the time …

Maryland Man Gets 4 Years in Prison for Setting House on Fire for Insurance

A Maryland man who pleaded guilty to plotting to burn down his house to collect insurance proceeds has been sentenced to four years in prison. Forty-nine-year-old Saleh Fakhoury of Lutherville, Maryland, was also ordered to pay more than $800,000 in …

Deputy US Marshal Admits Guilt in Texas Insurance Fraud Scheme

A San Antonio-based deputy U.S. marshal has pleaded guilty to wire fraud relating to an insurance fraud scheme. According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office, Reynaldo Gonzalez entered his plea in San Antonio. He admitted that he filed …

Penn. Family Faces Charges in Alleged $20M Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Pennsylvania family’s luxurious suburban lifestyle has been financed by more than $20 million in fraudulent insurance claims amid a series of mansion fires and repeated reports of jewelry theft, authorities said on Jan. 22. An investigation began after a …

N.Y. Gov. Announces Nearly $4M Awarded to Combat Auto Theft, Insurance Fraud

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $3.7 million in grant funding to fight against motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud. The grant awards will go to district attorneys’ offices and police departments in seven counties and New …