CDI News

Surveillance, Posts Lead to Arrest of California Mechanic for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Richard James McGee, 47, of San Bernardino, California, was arraigned today on two felony counts of workers’ compensation insurance fraud after a California Department of Insurance investigation found he allegedly misrepresented injuries to his employer in order to receive more …

Former California Insurance Agent Sentenced for Stealing Premiums

Formerly licensed insurance agent Narek Harutyunyan, 31, of Camarillo, California, was sentenced this week in Ventura County Superior Court on two felony counts of grand theft after Harutyunyan reportedly stole insurance premiums from clients, leaving them uninsured and one business …

Former California Insurance Agent Arraigned for Stealing Premiums

Former California insurance agent Marc Leigh Miles, 71, formerly of Irvine, and currently residing in Eagle, Idaho, was arraigned on nine felony counts of grand theft, insurance fraud, and forgery after allegedly stealing $48,500 in premiums and a fraudulent claim …

Former Licensed California Agent Faces Felony Insurance Fraud Charges

Formerly licensed California insurance agent has been charged with 11 felony counts including identity theft, grand theft and embezzlement after allegedly writing 162 fraudulent policies in an attempt to gain unearned commissions. The California Department of Insurance began an investigation …

Judge Deals Blow to California FAIR Plan’s Efforts to Stay Insurance Commissioner’s Order

A judge has denied a request a preliminary injunction to halt the enforcement of an order from California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara that the California FAIR Plan Association offer an expanded homeowners insurance plan. The FAIR Plan had appealed a …

California Auto Insurance Fraud Investigation Results in Charges for Couple

Edwin Saghian, 51, of Tarzana, California, was arraigned on Monday at the Fresno County Superior Court on five felony counts of insurance fraud after allegedly setting fire to his own vehicle and then reporting it stolen for an insurance payout. …

California Title Rep Banned for Life Following First American’s $1M Fine

Title marketing representative Eugene Bleecker agreed to surrender his certificate of registration to market title insurance and accept a permanent ban on seeking another license from the California Department of Insurance to resolve an accusation against him. The CDI in …

Unlicensed California Insurance Agent Arraigned in $1.4M Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

Unlicensed insurance agent Karyl Lynn Reed, 57, formerly of Cosa Mesa, Calif., was arraigned this week on multiple felony counts of grand theft, forgery, embezzlement, and aggravated white-collar crime after allegedly defrauding three victims of over $1.4 million. Reed was …

California Contractors Charged in $5M Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office along with the California Department of Insurance on Monday announced charges against multiple suspects in an organized insurance and workers’ compensation fraud scheme that reportedly defrauded insurance carriers over $5 million in estimated losses. …

California Department of Insurance Issues Cease And Desist Orders to 4 Companies

The California Department of Insurance issued cease and desist orders to four companies allegedly engaged in selling home warranty contracts in the state without proper authorization. Under the orders, the companies must immediately stop selling the contracts. Any company marketing …