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North Carolina Couple Charged with Defrauding Insurance Company

A Fayetteville, North Carolina, couple is accused by authorities of trying to defraud an insurance company after submitting altered receipts for property they said was stolen. The Fayetteville Observer reports Maria Alta Bruno and Luidor Lamour, both 34, are charged …

North Carolina Man Charged with Insurance Fraud Over Stolen Trailer Claim

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the arrest of Dale McKinley Montford, 55, of Jacksonville; he is charged with two counts of insurance fraud and one count each of obtaining property by false pretense, attempting to obtain property by …

Survey Shows Many Americans Fine with Lying to the IRS, or Their Insurer

Call it a “little green lie.” A number of Americans apparently find it acceptable to lie when there’s money at stake. A survey of 2,115 American adults from NerdWallet conducted in February shows a surprising number of people will fib …

Alabama Makes Arrest in Fraud Ring Targeting 22 Insurers

The Alabama Department of Insurance: Insurance Fraud Unit has arrested 43-year-old Elvie Gray of Hale County for the crime of insurance fraud. On February 1, a Hale County Grand Jury indicted Gray after an extensive investigation which was started last …

New Jersey Couple, Son Accused of Torching $139K Bentley for Insurance

Authorities announced that a Hudson County, New Jersey, couple, along with their adult son and the manager of a car dealership, have been charged with conspiracy, insurance fraud, and other offenses for allegedly falsifying a car loan application to buy …

5 North Carolinian’s Accused of Staged Accident Ring

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the arrests of five Wilmington women in connection with an alleged staged auto accident ring. Investigators allege that over the course of three separate vehicle crashes, the women provided false statements to law …

Unlicensed Georgia Agent Arrested for Stealing Premiums From Florida Seniors

The Florida Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF), which operates under the direction of Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, announced the arrest of William David Rodeffer III of Folkston, Ga. Rodeffer allegedly accepted insurance premium payments from two clients for insurance …

N.J. Neurologist Accused of Filing Fraudulent Bills to Insurers

Authorities announced that a North Jersey doctor has been indicted for allegedly billing numerous insurance carriers for medical procedures he did not perform himself or that were not performed at all. New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman and the …

7 Arrested in Georgia Arson, Insurance Fraud Scheme

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced the arrests of six Colquitt County residents and a Clayton County woman involved in a staged insurance fraud ring. A joint investigation by Hudgens’ Insurance Fraud Division and Fire Investigation Unit revealed the suspects …

New York Man Gets 15 Years for No-Fault Insurance, Stock Fraud Scheme

A Long Island, New York, man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for a $35 million fraud that a judge said wrecked investors’ lives. Mikhail Zemlyansky, 39, was led out of a Manhattan courtroom Thursday, Jan. 28, in shackles …