Florida CFO Releases List of Top 10 Most Wanted Insurance Fraudsters

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis has released a top 10 list of most wanted insurance fraud criminals and called on local communities to help with finding the individuals.

According to a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services, each of the following individuals is wanted for various insurance-fraud related crimes:

“Insurance fraud drives up the cost of insurance on all Florida families and businesses and the criminals behind this type of activity need to be put in jail,” said Patronis. “An aware and engaged community bolsters our fraud-fighting forces. Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime and it’s important we, as a community, protect each other from those who engage in fraudulent behavior.”

Source: Florida Department of Financial Services

The Florida Department of Financial Services Bureau of Insurance Fraud works to investigate alleged acts of insurance fraud, including licensee, healthcare, application, vehicle, homeowners, commercial, disability, arson, and life insurance fraud. The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Fraud investigates suspected criminal violations of Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Laws and participates with multiple state agencies to prevent and prosecute unlicensed contractors, businesses employing workers without appropriate workers’ compensation coverage, employees who file false on-the-job injuries or exaggerate their injuries, and employees working other jobs while receiving workers’ compensation benefits.

Members of the community are urged to assist with fraud-fighting efforts by reporting any suspicious behavior to authorities. To report suspected insurance fraud, call 1-800-378-0445. Callers can choose to remain anonymous and callers who provide information that leads to a successful prosecution are eligible for a cash reward.

Source: Florida Department of Financial Services