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Miami Insurance Agent Arrested for Insurance Fraud

Miami insurance agent Richard Gomez has been arrested for insurance fraud, according to a statement by the Florida Department of Financial Services. An investigation by the Department’s Division of Insurance Fraud and Division of Agent & Agency Services revealed that …

Jury Finds California Woman Guilty On Multiple Counts of Insurance Fraud

Jill Audette, 28, of San Diego, Calif., was convicted on five felony counts of insurance fraud and leaving the scene of a collision after falsely claiming her car was stolen and involved in a hit and run collision. Audette’s sentencing …

Jewelry Expert Testifies in Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud-Fires Case

A local GOP fundraiser in Pennsylvania charged in a $20 million insurance scheme after three mansion fires in five years cursed and discussed the Mafia while meeting with a jewelry appraiser about her claims, the appraiser testified Tuesday. Claire Risoldi’s …

2 Mass. Roofing Company Owners Indicted for Alleged Work Comp Fraud

Two business owners in Milford, Massachusetts, have been indicted in connection with failing to accurately report their total payroll and workforce to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance premiums, authorities announced. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office …

‘Crash and Buy’ Insurance Fraud Schemes Seen Growing in Maryland: MIA

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) said “crash and buy” auto insurance schemes are a growing trend in the state. When an uninsured driver crashes, buys insurance, then claims the accident happened after the policy took effect, that is fraud and …

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 …