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Missouri Volunteer Firefighter Gets 20 Years for Arson

A volunteer firefighter from eastern Missouri has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting several fires last year. Police say Dustin Matthew Grigsby was sentenced for setting four fires in occupied buildings last year in Lincoln County, although …

Louisiana Volunteer Fireman Sentenced to 5 Years for Arson

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says a former volunteer firefighter from Longville has been sentenced to five years at hard labor for setting wildfires in woods near his home town. Court documents show that Brandon Lee Harris was …

Former Oklahoma Insurance Agent Sentenced for Embezzlement

A former insurance agent in Creek County has been sentenced to 120 days in jail for embezzling premium payments from elderly clients, the Oklahoma Insurance Department announced. Donna Laverne Parrick, 50, pleaded guilty to six counts of embezzlement and also …

Standridge Pleads Guilty in Arkansas to Premium Finance-Related Fraud

A Mount Ida, Ark., man has pleaded guilty to money laundering and wire fraud and prosecutors say he’ll serve five years in prison followed by supervised release and must pay back more than $7 million in restitution. But federal prosecutors …

Texas Doctor Gets 5 Years in Prison on Workers’ Comp Fraud Charges

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. reported that Howard T. Douglas III, M.D. of Frisco was sentenced to five years’ confinement. On May 16, 2014, a Travis County jury convicted Douglas on felony workers’ compensation fraud-related charges for overbilling Texas Mutual for …

Texas Man Sentenced, Another Pleads Guilty in Machinery Theft Scheme

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley in Louisiana announced that one Texas man has been sentenced and another has pleaded guilty in a scheme to steal tractors and other large equipment and sell the items in Louisiana Vincent L. Simmons, …

Ohio Man Sentenced for Theft in $9,000 Insurance Fraud Case

Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced that Cleveland resident John Deskins was sentenced to two years of probation in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for theft in an insurance fraud case. Evidence gathered by the …

Judge Orders 8 Year Sentence for Arson at San Antonio Denny’s

A man who complained about alleged slow service at a Denny’s in South Texas must serve eight years in prison for starting the restaurant’s Christmas tree on fire. The San Antonio Express-News reports a judge sentenced 25-year-old Christopher Maddocks in …

Texas Insurance Agent Sentenced to 4 Years for Premium Theft

A Houston-area insurance agent whose company included the word “integrity” in its name has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing from about 40 clients. A judge in Galveston sentenced Christopher Vernon Murphy in a plea agreement and …

Former Oklahoma Police Officer Sentenced in Auto Insurance Scam

A former police officer has been sentenced to serve 10 days of weekend imprisonment and three years of supervised probation in an auto insurance fraud case, according to Sanford C. Coats, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. Clinton …