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N.J. Man Admits Staging Auto Accidents for $179K Insurance Payments

A New Jersey resident pleaded guilty to orchestrating two auto accident staging scams in 2010 that resulted in insurance payouts of $179,210 for medical treatment and personal injury settlement proceeds, according to officials. New Jersey’s Acting Attorney General John Hoffman …

41 Charged for Multi-Million Dollar Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia district attorney’s office has charged 41 people for what prosecutors described as a multi-million dollar auto insurance fraud scheme. Prosecutors allege Ronald Galati Sr. and his co-conspirators ran their fraud scheme from Galati’s auto repair shop, American Collision …

Two Arrested in Alleged Staged Accident Scam in North Carolina

North Carolina’s Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin this week announced the arrest of two people in an alleged insurance fraud scheme involving a staged auto accident in Pitt County. The state insurance department’s criminal investigators allege that the defendants conspired to …

Upstate New York Man Gets Prison for Staged Crash

A federal judge has sentenced a 55-year-old Utica, N.Y., man to nearly two years and prison and ordered him to help pay $1.4 million in restitution for his role in staging vehicle crashes for insurance money. Judge Norman Mordue has …

Crackdown on Mass. Auto Insurance Fraud Leads to Big Savings: Report

A crackdown on auto insurance fraud in Lawrence, Mass., prompted by the death 10 years ago of a great-grandmother in a staged accident has saved the city’s motorists $68 million in premiums, and hundreds of millions more across Massachusetts, according …