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Authorities Say Ex-Insurance Agent in New Jersey Stole Clients’ Identities

State authorities say a former insurance agent assumed the identities of former clients to fraudulently apply for new life insurance policies in their names. Marta Cristina Cunha is charged with insurance fraud, identity theft and theft by deception. Authorities say …

Ex-Nanny for Penguins Player in Pennsylvania Gets 5-Year Federal Sentence

The former nanny of Pittsburgh Penguins player Chris Kunitz was sentenced Tuesday to five years in federal prison for setting fire to her rental residence and then filing fraudulent insurance claims for the contents. The public defender for Andrea Forsythe, …

New York Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Killing Fiancee for Insurance

A 48-year-old man convicted of killing his fiancee to collect on her life insurance has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that Ronald Epps of Amherst was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Buffalo. A …

13 New York City Workers Arrested in $500K Insurance Fraud Scheme

Thirteen current and former New York City employees have been arrested in a $500,000 insurance fraud scheme. Authorities say 10 FDNY emergency medical technicians and paramedics, including EMS officers, and three NYPD traffic enforcement agents were arraigned Tuesday on charges …

Former Oklahoma Insurance Agent Charged with $64K Theft

A former Tulsa insurance agent was charged on Dec. 8 with embezzling more than $64,000, the Oklahoma Insurance Department announced. The charges against Michael W. Hefner, 47, are the result of a joint investigation by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and …

Police Sergeant in Massachusetts Gets Jail Term in Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Massachusetts police sergeant has been sentenced to serve half a year in a county jail after he was convicted of lying about an on-duty accident and accepting insurance money for a bogus injury. A jury convicted Hingham Sgt. Kris …

Woman Convicted in $7M Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Scheme Charged Anew

A woman who spent more than seven years in prison for a $7 million insurance fraud and the unrelated death of a patient at her now-defunct Pennsylvania nursing home is in trouble with the law again. This time, the Allegheny …

Felony Charges for California Pair in $250K Classic Car Theft Claim

Two people from California were arrested on a scheme allegedly involving the reported theft of an expensive classic car. Constantine Petros, 54, of Petaluma, was arrested on Oct. 19 in Sonoma County. Also arrested was Christopher Hatton, 60, of Tahoma, …

Kentucky Reports 800% Increase in Court-Ordered Insurance Restitution Payments

The Fraud Division of the Kentucky Department of Insurance (DOI) announced that it has increased the amount of court-ordered restitution payments this year by more than 800 percent. The increase—from $369,762 in 2015 to more than $3 million this year—accompanies …

North Carolina Man Accused of Conspiring to Commit Insurance Fraud

A North Carolina man has been arrested for allegedly conspiring to commit insurance fraud. According to a statement from the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Timothy Allen Green, 54, of Louisburg has been charged with one count each of insurance …