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Virginia Police Urge Caution When Making Post Hurricane Matthew Repairs

Virginia State Police are urging residents to be cautious as they repair their homes and vehicles that suffered damage during Hurricane Matthew. Officials with the State Police Insurance Fraud say residents should check with their insurance provider to make sure …

Three Found Guilty of in Separate Insurance Fraud Cases in Washington

Insurance fraud cases investigated by Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s special investigations unit have resulted in felony convictions against three people. David Cook, 51, pleaded guilty in Pierce County Superior Court of attempted first-degree theft. He is in Pierce County …

Georgia Man Accused of Staging Car Theft in North Carolina

A Georgia man was arrested and charged with insurance fraud for allegedly staging a car theft in North Carolina, according to a statement from Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. Jeremy Joseph Keeton, 29, of Columbus, Ga was arrested and is charged …

Owners of a Massachusetts Company Charged in Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

The owners of Caron Contracting, a Fall River, Mass., based contracting company, have been indicted on charges of workers’ compensation fraud over failure to disclose the true nature of their company’s work, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced in a …

North Carolina Woman Accused of Filing $42K Property Claim With 2 Companies

A woman in North Carolina has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud for allegedly submitting a duplicate property claim, according to North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. Kathryn Taylor Reynolds, 39, of Dobson has been charged with one count …

Ex-Head of Pennsylvania Hospice Faces Insurance Fraud Charges

A woman who formerly headed a suburban Pittsburgh hospice faces sentencing on a health care fraud charge accusing her of using patients who weren’t terminally ill to collect millions of dollars in false Medicare and Medicaid claims. Former Horizons Hospice …

2 Mexican Physicians Sentenced in Texas for Fake Accident-Related Insurance Fraud

Prosecutors in South Texas say two doctors from a family medicine clinic in Mexico must serve nearly three-year U.S. prison terms for insurance-related fraud. Dr. Mayolo Melchor and 61-year-old Dr. Bertha Hernandez-Melchor, of Reynosa, Mexico, were sentenced on Sept. 15 …

Former Ohio Insurance Agent Sentenced for $58K Grand Theft

A former Ohio insurance agent and agency owner has been sentenced for grand theft after pleading guilty to misappropriating more than $58,000 from two clients, the Ohio Department of Insurance announced. Charles Gabel, of Fremont, was sentenced in the Sandusky …

Massachusetts Restaurant Owner Sentenced to Four Years for Insurance Fraud

A Leominster, Mass., man who set fire to his own restaurant to collect the insurance money has been sentenced to four years in prison. Jeffrey Cordio, who owned the West End Diner, was also sentenced in federal court to three …

Pennsylvania Councilman to Resign Amid Insurance Fraud Charges Following 2014 Crash

A city councilman is resigning following charges he filed a false accident report and repeatedly changed his explanation for what happened. Lebanon, Penn., councilman Tony Matula, 59, faces charges including insurance fraud, false reports to law enforcement and hit and …