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Former New York Cop Sentenced for Inflating Auto Claim

A retired Buffalo, New York, police officer will avoid jail but must pay back $6,400 after inflating a car insurance claim. U.S. Attorney William Hochul says 49-year-old Johnnie Fritz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 months in home confinement for his …

Vermont Transportation Boss Faces Insurance Fraud Charge

A Vermont Transportation Agency foreman is facing charges he lied to police and his insurance company after reporting damage to his personal truck was a hit-and-run accident, when it was hit by a new employee. Roger Daigle, of North Troy, …

Prosecutors: N.J. Man Falsely Claimed He Was Carjacked

Authorities say a central New Jersey man lied when he claimed he had been carjacked by someone who then crashed his vehicle into several parked cars. Union County prosecutors announced Wednesday that 29-year-old Darwin Edward of New Brunswick, N.J., has …

Ex-CEO of Prominent NYC Charity Gets Prison for Insurance Scheme

The politically connected former CEO of a prominent New York City charity was sentenced to prison Wednesday for helping to steal more than $9 million from the anti-poverty organization. William Rapfogel, who once headed the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, …

Washington Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Insurance Fraud

Jeremy B. Jeske, 43, a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy, has been charged with two counts of insurance fraud in connection with a case that was investigated by Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Special Investigations Unit. According to the investigators, Jeske …

Connecticut Attorney Sentenced to More Than 4 Years for Insurance Fraud

An attorney in Connecticut has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in an insurance fraud scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Joseph Haddad of Orange was sentenced last Thursday in Bridgeport to four years …

Connecticut Attorney Facing Sentencing for $1.7M Insurance Fraud

An attorney is facing sentencing in Connecticut for his role in an insurance fraud scheme. Joseph Haddad of Orange, Conn., is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday, July 10, in federal court in Bridgeport, Conn. Prosecutors say Haddad, a Bridgeport-based …

Phantom Collisions Result In Multiple Arrests in California

Joel Paredes Saldana, 22, owner of Lightning Auto Body in Riverside County, was arrested Wednesday as California Department of Insurance detectives and multiple allied agencies swept up at least 19 co-conspirators associated with an organized insurance fraud crime ring. Those …

Georgia Agency Owners Charged With Insurance Fraud

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced Tuesday that warrants have been issued for the arrest of a Gwinnett County insurance agent and her husband on multiple counts of insurance fraud. Officials said insurance agent Cynthia Dunn is facing charges of …

Ex-CFO of NYC Charity Gets Jail Time for Insurance Kickback Scheme

A former executive of a prominent New York City charity has been sentenced to pay $775,000 in restitution and serve four months in jail for conspiracy and grand larceny in what authorities call a scheme to steal $9 million over …